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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 147–156

Radiative flux from a multiple-point bioluminescent or chemiluminescent source within a cylindrical reactor incident on a planar-circular coaxial detector. II. Rotationally symmetric radiation

Stanislaw Tryka  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 147-156 (2011)

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In the previous paper [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 126 (2011)], an analytical formula was presented for calculating radiative fluxes from arbitrarily distributed and arbitrarily radiating multiple-point emitters of bioluminescent or chemiluminescent sources within cylindrical reactors, when the radiation from these point emitters propagates through two homogeneous isotropic media and reaches a planar-circular coaxial detector. This formula was based on two assumptions. The first is that radiation passes across a planar boundary interface between the two media. The second is that the surface reflections on the lateral surface and on the reactor base opposite the detector may be neglected. In this paper, the formula obtained previously was simplified for the case of uniformly distributed point emitters of bioluminescent or chemiluminescent sources emitting an identical rotationally symmetric radiation. The simplified formula is suitable for optimizing and calibrating the analyzed reactor–detector sys tem, which is most commonly used to study the bioluminescence emitted by small biological objects and the chemiluminescence from chemical reactions. Representative data were calculated, illustrated graphically, and tabulated.

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OCIS Codes
(080.1510) Geometric optics : Propagation methods
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry
(260.1560) Physical optics : Chemiluminescence
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors
(080.4295) Geometric optics : Nonimaging optical systems

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2010
Published: January 19, 2011

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Stanislaw Tryka, "Radiative flux from a multiple-point bioluminescent or chemiluminescent source within a cylindrical reactor incident on a planar-circular coaxial detector. II. Rotationally symmetric radiation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 147-156 (2011)

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