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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Scattering of light by a red blood cell
Author(s): Anatoli G. Borovoi; Edward I. Naats; Ulrich G. Oppel
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Paper Abstract

The optical parameters of a red blood cell suspended in the blood plasma and, namely, the scattering and absorption cross sections and the scattering phase function describing the small-angle distribution of the scattered light are calculated. Dependence of the optical parameters on all possible values of size, shapes, orientations, hemoglobin concentration, and oxygenation degree is considered. The data are calculated with the so-called straight-ray approximation. The accuracy of the approximation is estimated by comparison with the Mie theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1998
PDF: 9 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 3(3) doi: 10.1117/1.429883
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 3, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Anatoli G. Borovoi, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Edward I. Naats, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Ulrich G. Oppel, Univ. Muenchen (Germany)

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