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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2997–2999

Method to quantitatively estimate wavelength-dependent scattering properties from multidiameter single fiber reflectance spectra measured in a turbid medium

Stephen C. Kanick, Ute A. Gamm, Henricus J. C. M. Sterenborg, Dominic J. Robinson, and Arjen Amelink  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2997-2999 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002997


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Abstract

This study utilizes experimentally validated Monte Carlo simulations to identify a mathematical formulation of the reflectance intensity collected by a single fiber probe expressed in terms of the reduced scattering coefficient ( μ s ), fiber diameter d fiber , and a property of the first two moments of the scattering phase function (γ). This model is then utilized to accurately obtain wavelength-dependent estimates of μ s ( λ ) and γ ( λ ) from multiple single fiber spectral measurements of a turbid medium obtained with different diameters. This method returns accurate descriptions (mean residual < 3 % ) of both μ s and γ across the biologically relevant range.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(300.6540) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultraviolet
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: May 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2011
Published: August 1, 2011

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Citation
Stephen C. Kanick, Ute A. Gamm, Henricus J. C. M. Sterenborg, Dominic J. Robinson, and Arjen Amelink, "Method to quantitatively estimate wavelength-dependent scattering properties from multidiameter single fiber reflectance spectra measured in a turbid medium," Opt. Lett. 36, 2997-2999 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-15-2997


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