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Angle and time-resolved studies of backscattering of light from biological tissues
Author(s): Kwong Mow Yoo; Feng Liu; Robert R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

Temporal and angular profiles of backscattered pulses are introduced as a viable, novel and noninvasive technique to probe biological and medical materials. The optical properties of these materia's are quantitatively measured in terms of two scattering length scales the transport mean free path and the absorption length of the light. We show that these two scattering lengths can be directly determined from an analysis of the temporal and/or the angular profile of the backscattered pulse intensity. Weak localization of the photon are observed in the tissues. Experimental results for transient light backscattering from the human eye, normal and cancer lung and breast tissues, and tooth; from chicken heart; and leaf are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1202, Laser-Tissue Interaction, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17635
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Kwong Mow Yoo, City College/CUNY (United States)
Feng Liu, City College/CUNY (United States)
Robert R. Alfano, City College/CUNY (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1202:
Laser-Tissue Interaction
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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