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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 8 — Aug. 2, 2012

Quantification of the reduced scattering coefficient and phase-function-dependent parameter γ of turbid media using multidiameter single fiber reflectance spectroscopy: experimental validation

U. A. Gamm, S. C. Kanick, H. J. C. M. Sterenborg, D. J. Robinson, and A. Amelink  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 1838-1840 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001838


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Abstract

Multidiameter single fiber reflectance (MDSFR) spectroscopy is a method that allows the quantification of μs and the phase-function-dependent parameter γ of a turbid medium by utilizing multiple fibers with different diameters. We have previously introduced the theory behind MDSFR and its limitations, and here we present an experimental validation of this method based on phantoms containing a fractal distribution of polystyrene spheres both in the absence and presence of the absorber Evans Blue.

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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
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2012
Published: May 18, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
U. A. Gamm, S. C. Kanick, H. J. C. M. Sterenborg, D. J. Robinson, and A. Amelink, "Quantification of the reduced scattering coefficient and phase-function-dependent parameter γ of turbid media using multidiameter single fiber reflectance spectroscopy: experimental validation," Opt. Lett. 37, 1838-1840 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-11-1838

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