Comment on "Optical-fiber-based Mueller optical coherence tomography"

Opt Lett. 2004 Dec 15;29(24):2873-4; discussion 2875-7. doi: 10.1364/ol.29.002873.

Abstract

We comment on the recent Letter by Jiao et al. [Opt. Lett. 28, 1206 (2003)] in which a polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography system was presented. Interrogating a sample with two orthogonal incident polarization states cannot always recover birefringence correctly. A previously presented fiber-based polarization-sensitive system was inaccurately characterized, and its method of eliminating the polarization distortion caused by single-mode optical fiber was presented earlier by Saxer et al. [Opt. Lett. 25, 1355 (2000)].

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fiber Optic Technology / instrumentation*
  • Fiber Optic Technology / methods
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement / instrumentation*
  • Image Enhancement / methods*
  • Optical Fibers
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Skin / cytology*
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence / instrumentation*
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence / methods*