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Model function to calculate the refractive index of native hemoglobin in the wavelength range of 250–1100 nm dependent on concentration

Moritz Friebel and Martina Meinke  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 12, pp. 2838-2842 (2006)

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The real part of the complex refractive index of oxygenated native hemoglobin solutions dependent on concentration was determined in the wavelength range 250 to 1100   nm by Fresnel reflectance measurements. The hemoglobin solution was produced by physical hemolysis of human erythrocytes followed by ultracentrifugation and filtration. A model function is presented for calculating the refractive index of hemoglobin solutions depending on concentration in the wavelength range 250 to 1100   nm .

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OCIS Codes
(290.3030) Scattering : Index measurements
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements

Original Manuscript: August 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2005

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Vol. 1, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Moritz Friebel and Martina Meinke, "Model function to calculate the refractive index of native hemoglobin in the wavelength range of 250-1100 nm dependent on concentration," Appl. Opt. 45, 2838-2842 (2006)

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