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Biomedical Topical Meeting
Miami Beach, Florida
April 14, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-769-5
Poster Session II/Coffee Break (ThF)

Characteristics of fluorescence quenching by polystyrene microspheres in tissue-simulating phantoms

Wei Zhong, Karthik Vishwanath, and Mary-Ann Mycek

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BIO.2004.ThF13


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Abstract

Polystyrene microspheres were previously reported to reduce fluorophore quantum yield via collisional quenching in fluorescein-based tissue-simulating phantoms. Here, we report decreases of fluorescence intensities and lifetimes of ~10-30% that are dependent on microsphere size.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media

Citation
W. Zhong, K. Vishwanath, and M. Mycek, "Characteristics of fluorescence quenching by polystyrene microspheres in tissue-simulating phantoms," in Biomedical Topical Meeting, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper ThF13.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=BIO-2004-ThF13

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