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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Group refractive index measurement of dry and hydrated type I collagen films using optical low-coherence reflectometry
Author(s): Xiao-jun Wang; Thomas E. Milner; Michael C. Chang; J. Stuart Nelson
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Paper Abstract

The group refractive index and physical thickness of dry and hydrated type I collagen films are measured using optical low-coherence reflectometry. The average value for the group refractive index of dry and fully hydrated collagen films at lo = 850 nm is, respectively, 1.53 6 0.02, and 1.43 6 0.02. The physical thickness of type I collagen films nearly doubles when going from the dry (56 mm) to hydrated (118 mm) state.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 April 1996
PDF: 5 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 1(2) doi: 10.1117/12.227699
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 1, Issue 2
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Xiao-jun Wang, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Thomas E. Milner, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Michael C. Chang, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
J. Stuart Nelson, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)


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