A low cost portable Mueller Matrix polarimeter for the low resource setting

Jessica C. Ramella-Roman, Mariacarla Gonzalez, Joseph Chue-Sang, Karla Montejo, Karl Krup, Vijaya Srinivas, Edward DeHoog, Purnima Madhivanan

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Mueller Matrix polarimetry can provide useful information about the function and structure of the extracellular matrix. Mueller Matrix systems are sophisticated and costly optical tools that have been used primarily in the laboratory or in hospital settings. Here we introduce a low-cost snapshot Mueller Matrix polarimeter that that does not require external power, has no moving parts, and can acquire a full Mueller Matrix in less than 50 milliseconds. We utilized this technology in the study of cervical cancer in Mysore India, yet the system could be translated in multiple diagnostic applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics and Biophotonics in Low-Resource Settings IV
EditorsDavid Levitz, David Erickson, Aydogan Ozcan
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510614550
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventOptics and Biophotonics in Low-Resource Settings IV 2018 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Jan 27 2018Jan 28 2018

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume10485
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Conference

ConferenceOptics and Biophotonics in Low-Resource Settings IV 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period1/27/181/28/18

Keywords

  • Collagen
  • Colposcopy
  • Mueller Matrix
  • Polarimetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Biomaterials

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