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Scattering of light by red blood cells
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, namely, the scattering and absorption cross sections and the phase function describing the small-angle distribution of the scattered light are calculated. Dependence of the optical parameters on all possible values of sizes, 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.

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Date Published: 1 January 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3194, Photon Propagation in Tissues III, (1 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301068
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Anatoli G. Borovoi, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Edward I. Naats, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Ulrich G. Oppel, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Muenchen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3194:
Photon Propagation in Tissues III
David A. Benaron; Britton Chance; Marco Ferrari, Editor(s)

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