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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1996
  • pp: 719–728

Time-resolved photon emission from layered turbid media

Andreas H. Hielscher, Hanli Liu, Britton Chance, Frank K. Tittel, and Steven L. Jacques  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 719-728 (1996)

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We present numerical and experimental results of time-resolved emission profiles from various layered turbid media. Numerical solutions determined by time-resolved Monte Carlo simulations are compared with measurements on layered-tissue phantoms made from gelatin. In particular, we show that in certain cases the effects of the upper layers can be eliminated. As a practical example, these results are used to analyze in vivo measurements on the human head. This demonstrates the influence of skin, skull, and meninges on the determination of the blood oxygenation in the brain.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 13, 1995
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 1995
Published: February 1, 1996

Andreas H. Hielscher, Hanli Liu, Britton Chance, Frank K. Tittel, and Steven L. Jacques, "Time-resolved photon emission from layered turbid media," Appl. Opt. 35, 719-728 (1996)

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