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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1687–1702

Measurement of the reduced scattering coefficient of turbid media using single fiber reflectance spectroscopy: fiber diameter and phase function dependence

S. C. Kanick, U. A. Gamm, M. Schouten, H. J. C. M. Sterenborg, D. J. Robinson, and A. Amelink  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 6, pp. 1687-1702 (2011)

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This paper presents a relationship between the intensity collected by a single fiber reflectance device (RSF ) and the fiber diameter (dfib ) and the reduced scattering coefficient ( μ s ) and phase function (p(θ)) of a turbid medium. Monte Carlo simulations are used to identify and model a relationship between RSF and dimensionless scattering ( μ s d fib ). For μ s d fib > 10 we find that RSF is insensitive to p(θ). A solid optical phantom is constructed with μ s 220 mm 1 and is used to convert RSF of any turbid medium to an absolute scale. This calibrated technique provides accurate estimates of μ s over a wide range ([0.05 – 8] mm−1) for a range of dfib ([0.2 – 1] mm).

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible
(280.1350) Remote sensing and sensors : Backscattering

ToC Category:
Optics of Tissue and Turbid Media

Original Manuscript: March 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 19, 2011
Published: May 25, 2011

S. C. Kanick, U. A. Gamm, M. Schouten, H. J. C. M. Sterenborg, D. J. Robinson, and A. Amelink, "Measurement of the reduced scattering coefficient of turbid media using single fiber reflectance spectroscopy: fiber diameter and phase function dependence," Biomed. Opt. Express 2, 1687-1702 (2011)

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