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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1737–1743

Skin color modeling using the radiative transfer equation solved by the auxiliary function method: inverse problem

Caroline Magnain, Mady Elias, and Jean-Marc Frigerio  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. 1737-1743 (2008)

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In a previous article [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 2196 (2007)] we have modeled skin color using the radiative transfer equation, solved by the auxiliary function method. Three main parameters have been determined as being predominant in the diversity of skin color: the concentrations of melanosomes and of red blood cells and the oxygen saturation of blood. From the reflectance spectrum measured on real Caucasian skin, these parameters are now evaluated by minimizing the standard deviation on the adjusted wavelength range between the experimental spectrum and simulated spectra gathered in a database.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: February 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2008
Published: June 25, 2008

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Caroline Magnain, Mady Elias, and Jean-Marc Frigerio, "Skin color modeling using the radiative transfer equation solved by the auxiliary function method: inverse problem," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 1737-1743 (2008)

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