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International Journal of Optics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 683174, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/683174
Research Article

Spatial-Frequency Azimuthally Stable Cartography of Biological Polycrystalline Networks

Correlation Optics Department, Chernivtsi National University, 2 Kotsyubinsky Street, Chernivtsi 58012, Ukraine

Received 1 May 2013; Revised 15 July 2013; Accepted 1 August 2013

Academic Editor: Nicusor Iftimia

Copyright © 2013 V. A. 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

A new azimuthally stable polarimetric technique processing microscopic images of optically anisotropic structures of biological tissues histological sections is proposed. It has been used as a generalized model of phase anisotropy definition of biological tissues by using superposition of Mueller matrices of linear birefringence and optical activity. The matrix element has been chosen as the main information parameter, whose value is independent of the rotation angle of both sample and probing beam polarization plane. For the first time, the technique of concerted spatial-frequency filtration has been used in order to separate the manifestation of linear birefringence and optical activity. Thereupon, the method of azimuthally stable spatial-frequency cartography of biological tissues histological sections has been elaborated. As the analyzing tool, complex statistic, correlation, and fractal analysis of coordinate distributions of element has been performed. The possibility of using the biopsy of the uterine wall tissue in order to differentiate benign (fibromyoma) and malignant (adenocarcinoma) conditions has been estimated.