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Optical properties of human tissue at terahertz frequencies
Author(s): Caroline D. Sudworth; Anthony J. Fitzgerald; Elizabeth Berry; Nickolay N Zinov'ev; Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam M.D.; Robert E Miles; Martyn Chamberlain; Mike A Smith
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Paper Abstract

A pulsed terahertz imaging system has been developed for potential use in vivo. Few data are available regarding the optical properties of human tissue at terahertz frequencies. This work demonstrates transmission measurements through human ex vivo tissue sections, and determines broadband refractive indices, and broadband and frequency dependent absorption coefficients. The data presented here are the first systematic measurements of this type. Significant differences were found between a numbers of human tissue types.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5143, Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications, (14 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500461
Show Author Affiliations
Caroline D. Sudworth, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Anthony J. Fitzgerald, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Elizabeth Berry, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Nickolay N Zinov'ev, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam M.D., Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (United Kingdom)
Robert E Miles, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Martyn Chamberlain, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Mike A Smith, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5143:
Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications
Albert-Claude Boccara, Editor(s)

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