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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2003
  • pp: 113–123

Phosphorescence lifetime imaging in turbid media: the forward problem

Vadim Soloviev, David Wilson, and Sergei Vinogradov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 1, pp. 113-123 (2003)

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An adequate description of the propagation of near-infrared light in highly scattering media is important for imaging hidden luminescent inhomogeneities in tissues. We present an improved approach to modeling of the forward problem based on a telegraph equation. The asymptotic solutions of the telegraph equation are derived and analyzed. The expression for the mean photon path length is also obtained.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2002
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2002
Published: January 1, 2003

Vadim Soloviev, David Wilson, and Sergei Vinogradov, "Phosphorescence lifetime imaging in turbid media: the forward problem," Appl. Opt. 42, 113-123 (2003)

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