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Optical coherence tomography biospeckle imaging for fast monitoring varying surface responses of a plant leaf under ozone stress
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Paper Abstract

In this study, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) was used to investigate the effect of short term ozone exposure on both front and back surfaces of the leaves of Allium tuberosum plant. Plant leaves were subjected to treat with 240ppb level of ozone, and imaging data were acquired from back and front surfaces of the leaves. Variations of the biological activations were monitored based on the biospeckles. Standard deviations (SD) of OCT temporal signal at each point were calculated and used to visualize the effect of ozone exposure. Leaf back surface showed higher SDs in biospeckle OCT signal in comparison to these of the front surface. These observations prove that the short term ozone stress on plant can be investigated successively with biospeckle OCT imaging technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8881, Sensing Technologies for Biomaterial, Food, and Agriculture 2013, 88810H (17 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2031062
Show Author Affiliations
L. K. T. Srimal, Saitama Univ. (Japan)
Univ. of Ruhuna (Sri Lanka)
H. Kadono, Saitama Univ. (Japan)
U. M. Rajagopalan, RIKEN (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8881:
Sensing Technologies for Biomaterial, Food, and Agriculture 2013
Naoshi Kondo, Editor(s)

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