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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 1 — Feb. 4, 2013

Structural length-scale sensitivities of reflectance measurements in continuous random media under the Born approximation

Andrew J. Radosevich, Ji Yi, Jeremy D. Rogers, and Vadim Backman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5220-5222 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.005220


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Abstract

Which range of structures contributes to light scattering in a continuous random media, such as biological tissue? In this Letter, we present a model to study the structural length-scale sensitivity of scattering in continuous random media under the Born approximation. The scattering coefficient μs, backscattering coefficient μb, anisotropy factor g, and reduced scattering coefficient μs* as well as the shape of the spatial reflectance profile are calculated under this model. For media with a biologically relevant Henyey–Greenstein phase function with g0.93 at wavelength λ=633nm, we report that μs* is sensitive to structural length-scales from 46.9 nm to 2.07 μm (i.e., λ/13 to 3λ), μb is sensitive from 26.7 to 320 nm (i.e., λ/24 to λ/2), and the spatial reflectance profile is sensitive from 30.8 nm to 2.71 μm (i.e., λ/21 to 4λ).

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2012
Published: December 13, 2012

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Vol. 8, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Andrew J. Radosevich, Ji Yi, Jeremy D. Rogers, and Vadim Backman, "Structural length-scale sensitivities of reflectance measurements in continuous random media under the Born approximation," Opt. Lett. 37, 5220-5222 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-24-5220


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