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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 3 — Feb. 2, 2009
  • pp: 1610–1621

Spectral determination of a two-parametric phase function for polydispersive scattering liquids

Tobias Lindbergh, Ingemar Fredriksson, Marcus Larsson, and Tomas Strömberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 1610-1621 (2009)

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A method for determining a two-parametric Gegenbauer-kernel phase function that accurately describes the diffuse reflectance from a polydispersive scattering media at small source-detector separations (0.23 to 1.2 mm), is presented. The method involves spectral collimated transmission measurements, spatially resolved spectral diffuse reflectance (SRDR) measurements, and inverse Monte Carlo technique. Both absolute calibration (using a monodispersive polystyrene microsphere suspension) and relative calibration (eliminating differences between fibers) of SRDR spectra yielded comparable results. When applied to water dilutions of milk, simulated and measured spectra deviated less than 6.5% and 2.5% for the absolute and relative calibration case, respectively, even for the closest fiber separation. Corresponding values for milk including ink as an absorber, were 13.4% and 7.3%.

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OCIS Codes
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization

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Original Manuscript: November 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2009
Published: January 27, 2009

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Tobias Lindbergh, Ingemar Fredriksson, Marcus Larsson, and Tomas Strömberg, "Spectral determination of a two-parametric phase function for polydispersive scattering liquids," Opt. Express 17, 1610-1621 (2009)

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