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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1989
  • pp: 1078–1083

Scattering process in LDV from retinal vessels

Charles E. Riva, Benno L. Petrig, Ross D. Shonat, and Constantin J. Pournaras  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 1078-1083 (1989)

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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)

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