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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 13 — Dec. 22, 1997
  • pp: 454–460

White light oblique incidence reflectometer for measuring absorption and reduced scattering spectra of tissue-like turbid media

Guillermo Marquez and Lihong V. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 13, pp. 454-460 (1997)

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We designed a quick and inexpensive system for spectral measurements of optical properties including absorption coefficient and reduced scattering coefficient. The system was based on oblique incidence reflectometry.[1] A broad band light source was coupled into an optic fiber to deliver light obliquely to turbid media. Nine detection optic fibers were used to collect the diffuse reflectance as a function of source-detector distance. The relative diffuse reflectance profile was used to deduce the absorption and reduced scattering spectra. The system was able to acquire data in a wavelength range of 256 nm within a fraction of a second.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Biomedical optics

Original Manuscript: October 9, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 1997
Published: December 22, 1997

Guillermo Marquez and Lihong Wang, "White light oblique incidence reflectometer formeasuring absorption and reduced scatteringspectra of tissue-like turbid media," Opt. Express 1, 454-460 (1997)

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