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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2810–2822

Frequency-modulated light scattering interferometry employed for optical properties and dynamics studies of turbid media

Liang Mei, Gabriel Somesfalean, and Sune Svanberg  »View Author Affiliations


Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 8, pp. 2810-2822 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BOE.5.002810


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Abstract

In the present work, fiber-based frequency-modulated light scattering interferometry (FMLSI) is developed and employed for studies of optical properties and dynamics in liquid phantoms made from Intralipid®. The fiber-based FMLSI system retrieves the optical properties by examining the intensity fluctuations through the turbid medium in a heterodyne detection scheme using a continuous-wave frequency-modulated coherent light source. A time resolution of 21 ps is obtained, and the experimental results for the diluted Intralipid phantoms show good agreement with the predicted results based on published data. The present system shows great potential for assessment of optical properties as well as dynamic studies in liquid phantoms, dairy products, and human tissues.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(120.6160) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Speckle interferometry
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

ToC Category:
Optics of Tissue and Turbid Media

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2014
Published: July 28, 2014

Citation
Liang Mei, Gabriel Somesfalean, and Sune Svanberg, "Frequency-modulated light scattering interferometry employed for optical properties and dynamics studies of turbid media," Biomed. Opt. Express 5, 2810-2822 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/abstract.cfm?URI=boe-5-8-2810


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