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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23887–23897

Scattering through fruits during ripening: laser speckle technique correlated to biochemical and fluorescence measurements

Rana Nassif, Fabrice Pellen, Christian Magné, Bernard Le Jeune, Guy Le Brun, and Marie Abboud  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23887-23897 (2012)

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This paper reports monitoring fruits maturation using speckle technique. Performed measurements aim the assessing of biological inner fruit variation effect on the speckle image. We show that the speckle grain size is both affected by the glucose level inside the fruits and by the chlorophyll content. Moreover, the determination of circular polarization degree and circular grain size indicate that a Rayleigh diffusion regime gradually becomes predominant in fruits. Principal component analysis is used to highlight high correlation between results and strengthen the establishment of speckle as a novel non invasive method to monitor fruits ripening.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.1990) Scattering : Diffusion
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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Original Manuscript: July 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2012
Published: October 3, 2012

Rana Nassif, Fabrice Pellen, Christian Magné, Bernard Le Jeune, Guy Le Brun, and Marie Abboud, "Scattering through fruits during ripening: laser speckle technique correlated to biochemical and fluorescence measurements," Opt. Express 20, 23887-23897 (2012)

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