The effect of the two-point spatial correlation function of human tissue on the spectrum of scattered light is considered within the accuracy of the first Born approximation. An expression for the maximum of the spectrum of the scattered light at various scattering angles is derived. It is shown that for most biological tissues the spectrum of the backscattered light is centered at a higher frequency with respect to the incident spectrum.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2010
Published: March 15, 2010
Vol. 5, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Wanrong Gao, "Spectral changes of the light produced by scattering from tissue," Opt. Lett. 35, 862-864 (2010)