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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 26 — Dec. 30, 2013
  • pp: 32450–32467

Supercontinuum laser based optical characterization of Intralipid® phantoms in the 500-2250 nm range

Ben Aernouts, Eduardo Zamora-Rojas, Robbe Van Beers, Rodrigo Watté, Ling Wang, Mizuki Tsuta, Jeroen Lammertyn, and Wouter Saeys  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 26, pp. 32450-32467 (2013)

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A supercontinuum laser based double integrating sphere setup in combination with an unscattered transmittance measurement setup was developed and carefully validated for optical characterization of turbid samples in the 500-2250 nm wavelength range. A set of 57 liquid optical phantoms, covering a wide range of absorption and scattering properties, were prepared and measured at two sample thicknesses. The estimated bulk optical properties matched well for both thicknesses, and with theory and literature, without significant crosstalk between absorption and scattering. Equations were derived for the bulk scattering properties μs, μs’ and g of Intralipid® 20% which can be used to calculate the bulk scattering properties of intralipid-dilutions in the 500-2250 nm range.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3150) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Integrating spheres
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(220.2945) Optical design and fabrication : Illumination design
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2013
Published: December 20, 2013

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Ben Aernouts, Eduardo Zamora-Rojas, Robbe Van Beers, Rodrigo Watté, Ling Wang, Mizuki Tsuta, Jeroen Lammertyn, and Wouter Saeys, "Supercontinuum laser based optical characterization of Intralipid® phantoms in the 500-2250 nm range," Opt. Express 21, 32450-32467 (2013)

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