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Optical properties of skin
Author(s): Yixiong Su; Wenbo Wang; Kexin Xu; Chengzhi Jiang
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the light intensity and polarization characteristics of the regular reflectance and the backscattered light, which were generated by putting the linear polarized light into the surface of skin. We come to the following conclusions: (1) when incidence light is linear polarized light, its regular reflectance is polarized light with the same polarization state of the incident light, while the backscattered light will lose almost all its polarization; (2) when the incidence light, whose optical vector's direction is parallel with the incidence plane, enters the skin with the Brewster's angle, the regular reflectance almost vanishes. At the same time, receive the light energy where the regular reflectance occurs. The backscattered light, which enters the tissue, covers 97% ofthe received total energy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4916, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics: Diagnostics and Treatment, (12 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482974
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Yixiong Su, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Wenbo Wang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Kexin Xu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Chengzhi Jiang, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4916:
Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics: Diagnostics and Treatment
Britton Chance; Mingzhe Chen; Gilwon Yoon, Editor(s)

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