Diattenuation and polarization preservation of retinal nerve fiber layer reflectance

XiangRun Huang, Robert W. Knighton

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Abstract

The diattenuation spectrum of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) reflectance has been predicted to depend strongly on the relative refractive index (m) of light-scattering cylinders. To constrain the values of m, diattenuation of the RNFL reflectance of isolated rat retina was measured with a multispectral imaging micropolarimeter. The RNFL reflection has very weak intrinsic diattenuation at all wavelengths (400-830 nm), which rejects all values of m ≥ 1.03. Degree of polarization (DOP) for reflection from the RNFL was also measured. DOP was close to unity at all wavelengths, which indicates that the RNFL is a polarization-preserving reflector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5737-5742
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Volume42
Issue number28
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

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Diattenuation and polarization preservation of retinal nerve fiber layer reflectance. / Huang, XiangRun; Knighton, Robert W.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 42, No. 28, 01.10.2003, p. 5737-5742.

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