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Glucose dispersion measurement using white-light LCI
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Paper Abstract

We measured second order dispersion of glucose solution using a Michelson Low Coherent Interferometer (LCI). Three different glucose concentrations: 20mg/dl (hypoglycemia), 100mg/dl (normal level), and 500mg/dl (hyperglycemia) are investigated over the wavelength range 0.5μm to 0.85μm, and the investigation shows that different concentrations are associated with different second-order dispersions. The second-order dispersions for wavelengths from 0.55μm to 0.8μm are determined by Fourier analysis of the interferogram. This approach can be applied to measure the second-order dispersion for distinguishing the different glucose concentrations. It can be considered as a potentially noninvasive method to determine glucose concentration in human eye. A brief discussion is presented in this poster as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4956, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VII, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478974
Show Author Affiliations
Juan Liu, Univ. Wien (Austria)
Morteza Bagherzadeh, Univ. Wien (Austria)
Christoph K. Hitzenberger, Univ. Wien (Austria)
Michael Pircher, Univ. Wien (Austria)
Robert Zawadzki, Univ. Wien and Nicholas Copernicus Univ. (Poland)
Univ. Wien Institute of Medical Physics (Austria)
Adolf Friedrich Fercher, Univ. Wien (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4956:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VII
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto, Editor(s)

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