We report on a new calibration technique that permits the accurate extraction of sample Jones matrix and hence fastaxis orientation by using fiber-based polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) that is completely based on non-polarization-maintaining fiber such as SMF-28. In this technique, two quarter-wave plates (QWPs) are used to completely specify the parameters of the system fibers in the sample arm so that the Jones matrix of the sample can be determined directly. The device was validated on measurements of a QWP and an equine tendon sample by a single-mode fiber-based swept-source PS-OCT system.
|Number of pages||3|
|Early online date||25 May 2012|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2012|