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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 7 — Sep. 28, 1998
  • pp: 286–297

Effect of molecular concentrations in tissue-simulating phantoms on images obtained using diffuse reflectance polarimetry

Mehrübe Mehrübeoğlu, Nasser Kehtarnavaz, Sohi Rastegar, and Lihong V. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 7, pp. 286-297 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.3.000286


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Abstract

We have investigated the possibility of using diffuse reflectance polarimetry to detect changes caused by different molecular compounds and concentrations in tissue-simulating phantoms. The effects of glucose, β-alanine and l-lysine at different concentrations in turbid media have been investigated separately. This approach is based on the effect of optical properties on the polarization state of light. The results show that this method has potential for determining changes in molecular concentrations in highly scattering biological media from polarization images.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 1998
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 1998
Published: September 28, 1998

Citation
Mehrube Mehrubeoglu, Nasser Kehtarnavaz, Sohi Rastegar, and Lihong Wang, "Effect of molecular concentrations in tissu-simulating phantoms on images obtained using diffuse reflectance polarimetry," Opt. Express 3, 286-297 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-3-7-286


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