We used different analytical models (photon density waves, perturbation theory) to analyze optical properties of spherical objects embedded in scattering media. The models were assessed based on phantom experiments and on finite element calculations.
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(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
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