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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1215–1217

Scattering-phase theorem

Zhuo Wang, Huafeng Ding, and Gabriel Popescu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1215-1217 (2011)

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We derive two mathematical relations between quantitative phase images of thin slices of inhomogeneous media and the scattering parameters of the bulk, i.e., scattering mean free path, l s , and anisotropy factor, g. The l s turns out to be inversely proportional to the spatial variance of the phase shift, and g is related to the variance of the phase gradient. These formulas, referred collectively to as the scattering-phase theorem, allow for extracting l s and g in a spatially resolved manner and across an entire tissue section, that is, mapping large cross sections of tissues in terms of l s and g.

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OCIS Codes
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Original Manuscript: January 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 2011
Published: March 28, 2011

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Zhuo Wang, Huafeng Ding, and Gabriel Popescu, "Scattering-phase theorem," Opt. Lett. 36, 1215-1217 (2011)

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