A method to determine the absorption and reduced scattering coefficients of rectangular parallelepiped highly scattering media from frequency-domain photon migration measurements is presented. An analytical model for photon diffusion propagation in the rectangular parallelepiped media is established using the method of images and extrapolated boundary conditions. This present technique has simplicity, accuracy, and rapid computability as compared with the Monte Carlo or finite element methods. The theoretical predictions are verified with experimental measurements using a white polyacetal resin, and the errors introduced by using the slab geometry for the optical property determination are identified.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2007
Published: April 23, 2007
Vol. 2, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Jun Taniguchi, Hiroshi Murata, and Yasuyuki Okamura, "Light diffusion model for determination of optical properties of rectangular parallelepiped highly scattering media," Appl. Opt. 46, 2649-2655 (2007)