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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2009
  • pp: 1153–1157

Model for light scattering in biological tissue and cells based on random rough nonspherical particles

Ke Si, Wei Gong, and Colin J. R. Sheppard  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 6, pp. 1153-1157 (2009)

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A random nonspherical model for biological tissue and cells permits a better description of their optical properties. Rough surface nonspherical particles have been employed to model biological tissue and cells. The phase function, the anisotropy factor of scattering, and the reduced scattering coefficient are derived. The effect of different size distributions is also discussed. The theoretical results show good agreement with experimental data.

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OCIS Codes
(170.1530) Medical optics and biotechnology : Cell analysis
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: July 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2009
Published: February 19, 2009

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Ke Si, Wei Gong, and Colin J. R. Sheppard, "Model for light scattering in biological tissue and cells based on random rough nonspherical particles," Appl. Opt. 48, 1153-1157 (2009)

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