Polarization-sensitive second harmonic confocal imaging of biological tissues

Beop Min Kim, Patrick Stoller, Karen Reiser, Alexander Rubenchik, Luiz Da Silva

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A confocal microscope that measures the second harmonic light generated from rat-tail tendon was developed. A mathematical model was used to determine the relationship between linear polarization, the direction of the collagen fibrils, and the intensity of the generated second harmonic light. Further, the effect of collagen organization on the second harmonic intensity was also taken into account.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-207
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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