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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3919–3922

Steady-state total diffuse reflectance with an exponential decaying source

Panagiotis Symvoulidis, Karin M. Jentoft, P. Beatriz Garcia-Allende, Jürgen Glatz, Jorge Ripoll, and Vasilis Ntziachristos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 3919-3922 (2014)

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The increasing preclinical and clinical utilization of digital cameras for photographic measurements of tissue conditions motivates the study of reflectance measurements obtained with planar illumination. We examine herein a formula that models the total diffuse reflectance measured from a semi-infinite medium using an exponentially decaying source, assuming continuous plane wave epi-illumination. The model is validated with experimental reflectance measurements from tissue mimicking phantoms. The need for adjusting the blood absorption spectrum due to pigment packaging is discussed along with the potential applications of the proposed formulation.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2014
Published: June 25, 2014

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Panagiotis Symvoulidis, Karin M. Jentoft, P. Beatriz Garcia-Allende, Jürgen Glatz, Jorge Ripoll, and Vasilis Ntziachristos, "Steady-state total diffuse reflectance with an exponential decaying source," Opt. Lett. 39, 3919-3922 (2014)

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