Polarization-resolved second harmonic generation microscopy with a four-channel Stokes-polarimeter

Nirmal Mazumder, Jianjun Qiu, Matthew R. Foreman, Carlos Macías Romero, Chih Wei Hu, Han Ruei Tsai, Peter Török, Fu Jen Kao

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Abstract

We developed a four-channel photon counting based Stokes-polarimeter for spatial characterization of polarization effects in second harmonic generation (SHG). We have implemented a calibration technique allowing quantitative measurement of polarization parameters, such as the degree of polarization (DOP), degree of linear polarization (DOLP), degree of circular polarization (DOCP), as well as anisotropy from the acquired Stokes parameters. The technique is used as contrast mechanism to characterize the polarization properties from two potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP) micro-crystals and collagen type-I in SHG microscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14090-14099
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume20
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18-06-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Mazumder, N., Qiu, J., Foreman, M. R., Romero, C. M., Hu, C. W., Tsai, H. R., Török, P., & Kao, F. J. (2012). Polarization-resolved second harmonic generation microscopy with a four-channel Stokes-polarimeter. Optics Express, 20(13), 14090-14099. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.014090