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Optical anisotropy characteristics of skeletal muscle tissues
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Paper Abstract

To explore the polarization-dependent optical properties of skeletal muscle tissues, we calibrated the extinction coefficients of the polarization components parallel with and perpendicular to chicken breast tissue filaments and the cross-polarized intensity coupling coefficients between the two polarization components, based on the measured quasi- coherent photons. The calibrated values of these coefficients were quite consistent with previously reported. The extinction coefficient in the polarization along tissue filaments was significantly higher than that of the other polarization. Also, the cross-polarized coupling coefficient of the coupling from the polarization of tissue filaments into the other was stronger than that of inverse coupling.

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Date Published: 27 June 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4617, Laser Tissue Interaction XIII: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, (27 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472523
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Chia-Wei Sun, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Chih Chung Yang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Yean-Woei Kiang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4617:
Laser Tissue Interaction XIII: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical
Steven L. Jacques; Donald Dean Duncan; Sean J. Kirkpatrick; Andres Kriete; Donald Dean Duncan; Sean J. Kirkpatrick; Andres Kriete, Editor(s)

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