Sensing of biotissues utilizing circularly polarized light

Mariia Borovkova*, Alexander Bykov, Alexey Popov, Jens Pahnke, Igor Meglinski

*Corresponding author for this work


Polarized light is widely applied in various biomedical applications in order to provide valuable information on biological tissue structure and its abnormal changes associated with different diseases. In this study, we investigate the applicability of the circularly polarized light for the diagnostics of various biotissues. This includes the investigation on the scattering and birefringence contributions in phase retardation of circularly polarized light propagated through biotissue-mimicking phantoms and skin tissue. Moreover, we present the results of the study on screening of paraffin-embedded brain samples with mice brain tissue with different stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2019 - Part of Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS
Publication date08.09.2019
ISBN (Print)978-194358067-5
Publication statusPublished - 08.09.2019
EventFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2019 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 15.09.201919.09.2019

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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