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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 4103–4112

Time and wavelength resolved spectroscopy of turbid media using light continuum generated in a crystal fiber

Christoffer Abrahamsson, Tomas Svensson, Sune Svanberg, Stefan Andersson-Engels, Jonas Johansson, and Staffan Folestad  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 4103-4112 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.004103


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Abstract

We report a novel system for time-resolved diffuse remission spectral measurements, based on short light continuum pulses generated in an index-guided crystal fiber, and a spectrometer-equipped streak camera. The system enables spectral recordings of absorption and reduced scattering coefficients of turbid media in the wavelength range 500–1200 nm with a spectral resolution of 5 nm and a temporal resolution of 30 ps. The optical properties are calculated by fitting the solution of the diffusion equation to the time-dispersion curve at each wavelength. Example measurements are presented from an apple, a finger and a pharmaceutical tablet.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(170.1470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Blood or tissue constituent monitoring
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

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History
Original Manuscript: July 16, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 16, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

Citation
Christoffer Abrahamsson, Tomas Svensson, Sune Svanberg, Stefan Andersson-Engels, Jonas Johansson, and Staffan Folestad, "Time and wavelength resolved spectroscopy of turbid media using light continuum generated in a crystal fiber," Opt. Express 12, 4103-4112 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-17-4103


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