Laser Doppler velocimetry was performed on retinal vessels of a cat using a linearly polarized He–Ne laser as the incident beam. The diameter of the vessels measured was <120 μm. Measurements show that if double transmission of the laser light through a given retinal vessel can be prevented, the Doppler shift power spectra have the shape theoretically expected from calculations based on a single scattering model and parabolic velocity profile of the red blood cells.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 5, 1988
Published: March 15, 1989
Charles E. Riva, Benno L. Petrig, Ross D. Shonat, and Constantin J. Pournaras, "Scattering process in LDV from retinal vessels," Appl. Opt. 28, 1078-1083 (1989)