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Advances in Optical Technologies
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 423145, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/423145
Research Article

Evolution of Statistic Moments of 2D-Distributions of Biological Liquid Crystal Net Mueller Matrix Elements in the Process of Their Birefringent Structure Changes

1Optics and Spectroscopy Department, Chernivtsi National University, 2 Kotsyubinsky Street, Chernivtsi 58012, Ukraine
2Chernivtsi Medical University, 2 Theatral Square, Chernivtsi 58002, Ukraine

Received 3 December 2009; Accepted 29 March 2010

Academic Editor: Oleg V. Angelsky

Copyright © 2010 A. G. Ushenko et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This research is aimed to investigate the reliability of Mueller-matrix differentiation of birefringence change of optically thick layers of biological liquid crystals at the early stages of the change in their physiological state. This is performed by measuring the set of skewness and kurtosis values of Mueller matrix image of the phase element in various points of the object under investigation.