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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1599–1601

Modeling phase functions in biological tissue

Wei Gong, Ke Si, and Colin J.R. Sheppard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 14, pp. 1599-1601 (2008)

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Scattering by randomly shaped particles is investigated for a better understanding of the optical properties of biological tissue and cell suspensions. After proposing the generation functions for the randomly shaped particles, the T-matrix method and appropriate effective size distribution are applied. The derived phase functions show good agreement with the experimental results. Implications for microscopic tissue diagnosis are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(170.1530) Medical optics and biotechnology : Cell analysis
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2008
Published: July 14, 2008

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Wei Gong, Ke Si, and Colin J. R. Sheppard, "Modeling phase functions in biological tissue," Opt. Lett. 33, 1599-1601 (2008)

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