OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2383–2388

Photon time-of-flight distributions through turbid media directly measured with single-photon avalanche diodes

Maria Bondani, Davide Redaelli, Alessandro Spinelli, Alessandra Andreoni, Giuseppe Roberti, Patrizia Riccio, Raffaele Liuzzi, and Ivan Rech  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 2383-2388 (2003)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (398 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We present measurements of photon time-of-flight distributions for a 9-ps, 532-nm laser pulse traveling through Intralipid suspensions and compare the measurements with the results of Monte Carlo simulations that yield the corresponding temporal point-spread function. We show that to obtain satisfactory agreement of experiments and simulation results, one must assume a quadratic dependence of the scattering coefficient on the Intralipid concentration.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.3780) Detectors : Low light level
(040.6070) Detectors : Solid state detectors
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

Maria Bondani, Davide Redaelli, Alessandro Spinelli, Alessandra Andreoni, Giuseppe Roberti, Patrizia Riccio, Raffaele Liuzzi, and Ivan Rech, "Photon time-of-flight distributions through turbid media directly measured with single-photon avalanche diodes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 2383-2388 (2003)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. J. C. Hebden, S. R. Arridge, and D. T. Delpy, “Optical imaging in medicine. I. Experimental tehniques,” Phys. Med. Biol. 42, 825–840 (1999). [CrossRef]
  2. S. Cova, M. Ghioni, A. Lacaita, C. Samori, and F. Zappa, “Avalanche photodiodes and quenching circuits for single photon-detection,” Appl. Opt. 35, 1956–1976 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. A. Lacaita, M. Ghioni, and S. Cova, “Double epitaxy improves single-photon avalanche diode performance,” Electron. Lett. 25, 841–843 (1989). [CrossRef]
  4. A. Lacaita, S. Cova, M. Ghioni, and F. Zappa, “Single photon avalanche diodes with ultrafast pulse response free from slow tails,” IEEE Electron Device Lett. 14, 360–362 (1993). [CrossRef]
  5. A. Spinelli, M. A. Ghioni, S. D. Cova, and L. M. Davis, “Avalanche detector with ultraclean response for time-resolved photon counting,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 817–821 (1998). [CrossRef]
  6. A. Colasanti, G. Guida, A. Kisslinger, R. Liuzzi, M. Quarto, P. Riccio, G. Roberti, and F. Villani, “Multiple processor version of a Monte Carlo code for photon transport in turbid media,” Comput. Phys. Commun. 132, 84–93 (2000). [CrossRef]
  7. L. C. Henyey and J. L. Greenstein, “Diffuse radiation in the galaxy,” Astrophys. J. 93, 70–83 (1941). [CrossRef]
  8. H. J. van Staveren, C. J. M. Moes, J. van Marle, S. A. Prahl, and M. J. C. van Gemert, “Light scattering in Intralipid-10% in the wavelength range of 400–1100 nm,” Appl. Opt. 30, 4507–4514 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. S. T. Flock, S. L. Jacques, B. C. Wilson, W. M. Star, and M. J. C. van Gemert, “Optical properties of intralipid: a phantom medium for light propagation studies,” Lasers Surg. Med. 12, 510–519 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. S. Jacques, Oregon Medical Laser Center, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, 9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland, Oregon 97225, http://omlc.ogi.edu/spectra/intralipid/index.html.
  11. G. Nishimura, K. Katayama, M. Kinjo, and M. Tamura, “Diffusing-wave absorption spectroscopy in homogeneous turbid media,” Opt. Commun. 128, 99–107 (1996). [CrossRef]
  12. A. Ishimaru and Y. Kuga, “Attenuation constant of a coherent field in a dense distribution of particles,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 1317–1320 (1982). [CrossRef]
  13. M. S. Patterson, C. Wilson, and D. R. Wyman, “The propagation of optical radiation in tissue. II. Optical properties of tissues and resulting fluence distribution,” Lasers Med. Sci. 6, 379–390 (1991). [CrossRef]
  14. R. West, D. Gibbs, L. Tsang, and A. K. Fung, “Comparison of optical scattering and quasi-crystalline approximation for dense media,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11, 1854–1858 (1994). [CrossRef]
  15. G. Göbel, J. Kuhn, and J. Fricke, “Dependent scattering effects in latex sphere suspensions and scattering powders,” Waves Random Media 5, 413–426 (1995). [CrossRef]
  16. J. E. Choukeife and J. P. L’Huillier, “Measurements of scattering effects within tissue-like media at two wavelengths of 632, 8 nm and 680 nm,” Lasers Med. Sci. 14, 286–296 (1999). [CrossRef]
  17. G. Zaccanti, S. Del Bianco, and F. Martelli, “Measurements of optical properties of high-density media,” Appl. Opt. 42, 4023–4030 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. A. Giusto, R. Saija, M. A. Iatı´, P. Denti, F. Borghese, and O. I. Sindoni, “Optical properties of high-density dispersions of particles. Application to Intralipid solutions,” Appl. Opt. 42, 4375–4380 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. V. Twersky, “On propagation in random media of discrete scatterers,” Proc. Symp. Appl. Math. 16, 84–116 (1964). [CrossRef]
  20. A. Ishimaru, Wave Propagation and Scattering in Random Media (Academic, New York, 1978), Vol. 2, Chap. 14.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited