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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1999
  • pp: 200–216

Polarized wavelength-dependent measurements of turbid media

T. M. Johnson and J. R. Mourant  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 200-216 (1999)

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Wavelength-dependent, polarized, elastic-scatter spectra of tissue phantoms and in vitro tissue are presented. These measurements are shown to be sensitive to very small changes in composition of the scattering medium. A simple physical explanation of the wavelength-dependent polarization phenomena observed for media consisting only of spherical particles is given and the relevance of wavelength-dependent, polarized, elastic-scatter spectra to in vivo applications is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media

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Original Manuscript: December 22, 1998
Published: March 15, 1999

T. Johnson and J. Mourant, "Polarized wavelength-dependent measurements of turbid media," Opt. Express 4, 200-216 (1999)

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