Steven L. Jacques, Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA. email: firstname.lastname@example.org, https://omlc.org
The incident parallel light is denoted as a vertical arrow. Both scattering and randomly oriented birefringence cause the orientation of polarization to migrate both clockwise and counterclockwise, denoted by angle theta. The progressive loss in orientation is modeled as a diffusion in theta space.
For organized tissues which present an oriented birefringence, linearly polarized light will rotate in one preferential theta direction. This preliminary work does not consider such organization, although our current work is now considering oriented birefringent tissues.