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1. (WO2006116317) ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS CAPABLE OF PROVIDING SPECTRAL-DOMAIN POLARIZATION-SENSITIVE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY

Pub. No.:    WO/2006/116317    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/015484
Publication Date: Nov 2, 2006 International Filing Date: Apr 24, 2006
IPC: G01N 21/47
G01N 21/21
G01B 9/02
A61B 3/10
Applicants: THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
CENSE, Abraham
MUJAT, Mircea
PARK, Boris, Hyle
DE BOER, Johannes, F.
Inventors: CENSE, Abraham
MUJAT, Mircea
PARK, Boris, Hyle
DE BOER, Johannes, F.
Title: ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS CAPABLE OF PROVIDING SPECTRAL-DOMAIN POLARIZATION-SENSITIVE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY
Abstract:
Systems, arrangements and methods for separating an electro-magnetic radiation and obtaining information for a sample using an electro-magnetic radiation are provided. In particular, the electro-magnetic radiation can be separated into at least one first portion and at least one second portion according to at least one polarization and at least one wave-length of the electro-magnetic radiation. The first and second separated portions may be simultaneously detected. Further, a first radiation can be obtained from the sample and a second radiation may be obtained from a reference, and the first and second radiations may be combined to form a further radiation, with the first and second radiations being associated with the electro-magnetic radiation.. The information is provided as a function of first and second portions of the further radiations that have been previously separated and can be analyzed to extract birefringent information characterizing the sample.