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Diffuse polarization spectroscopy on tissue phantoms and biological cell suspensions
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Paper Abstract

We present experimental results that show the spatial variations of the diffuse-backscattered intensity, when linearly polarized light is incident on highly scattering media. Experiments on polystyrene-sphere suspensions demonstrate that the radial and azimuthal variations of the observed pattern depend on the concentration and size of the particles constituting the scattering medium. Measurements performed on rodent-cell suspensions show the potential of this method for biological-cell characterization, especially the distinction between normal and cancerous cells.

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Date Published: 6 December 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2926, Optical Biopsies and Microscopic Techniques, (6 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260821
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Andreas H. Hielscher, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Judith R. Mourant, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Irving J. Bigio, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2926:
Optical Biopsies and Microscopic Techniques
Irving J. Bigio; Warren S. Grundfest; Herbert Schneckenburger; Katarina Svanberg; Pierre M. Viallet, Editor(s)

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