Twisted light for digital tissue diagnosis

Polarization is the fundamental property of light that has been attracting great attention in various practical applications from space to modern biology and medicine. When the light with orbital momentum, or twisted light, propagates in the medium having complex structure and showing anisotropic scattering, the spin or orbital angular momentum may change significantly leading to spin-orbit interaction. In current project we will determine (i) how this spin-orbit interaction leads to the mutual influence of the polarization and the trajectories of twisted photons (or vector beams) propagating in turbid tissue-like scattering media, and (ii) how sensitive are the vector light beams to subtle alterations in biological tissue morphology.

Last updated: 5.10.2018