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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Optical scattering, absorption, and polarization of healthy and neovascularized human retinal tissues
Author(s): Dhiraj K. Sardar; Raylon M. Yow; Andrew Tsin; Ratna Sardar
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Paper Abstract

The optical scattering, absorption, and polarization properties of human retinal tissues are investigated for a number of laser wavelengths in the visible range. The indices of refraction of these tissues are determined by applying Brewster's law. The inverse adding doubling method based on the diffusion approximation and radiative transport theory is applied to the measured values of total diffuse transmission, total diffuse reflection, and index of refraction to determine the optical absorption, scattering, and scattering anisotropy coefficients of the intact retinal tissues from healthy and diseased (neovascularized) human eyes. The polarization studies show that the retinal tissues possess significant intrinsic polarization characteristics, that are more pronounced in diseased tissues than in healthy tissues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2005
PDF: 8 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 10(5) 051501 doi: 10.1117/1.2065867
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 10, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Dhiraj K. Sardar, The Univ. of Texas at San Antonio (United States)
Raylon M. Yow, The Univ. of Texas at San Antonio (United States)
Andrew Tsin, The Univ. of Texas at San Antonio (United States)
Ratna Sardar, The Univ. of Texas at San Antonio (United States)

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