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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 32, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 1993
  • pp: 6032–6042

Measurement of optical properties of biological tissues by low-coherence reflectometry

J. M. Schmitt, A. Knüttel, and R. F. Bonner  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 32, Issue 30, pp. 6032-6042 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.32.006032


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Abstract

We show that optical properties of dense biological tissues can be determined from backscattered power curves measured by a low-coherence reflectometer. Our measurement approach is based on a first-order scattering theory that relates the backscattered power to the total and backscattering cross sections of scatterers in a turbid medium. As a validation of the technique, measurements were made with a commercially available reflectometer on suspensions of polystyrene microspheres having known optical properties. With this reflectometer, which employs a 1300-nm LED source that emits less than 20 μW, we found that skin tissues could be probed to a depth of nearly 1 mm. Estimates of optical coefficients of human dermis and of a variety of excised animal tissues are given.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 16, 1992
Published: October 20, 1993

Citation
J. M. Schmitt, A. Knüttel, and R. F. Bonner, "Measurement of optical properties of biological tissues by low-coherence reflectometry," Appl. Opt. 32, 6032-6042 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-32-30-6032

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