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Photon correlation spectroscopy in ophthalmology
Author(s): L. Rovati
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Paper Abstract

On the basis of the theory of light scattering, photon correlation spectroscopy has been used for more than three decades to study ocular tissues. From first in-vitro experiments to study cataractogenesis, this approach has been extended to characterize semi-quantitatively in-vivo all the ocular tissues from cornea to retina and choroids. In order to acquire high quality measurement data from the experiments, serious attention has to be paid to the detector and processing system performance. Detector noise, sensitivity, dead time and afterpulsing lead to a direct or indirect corruption of the acquired correlation function whereas counting range and resolution should be optimized to take into account the wide variability of the ocular tissue optical characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8033, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques V, 803314 (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883803
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L. Rovati, Univ. degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy)
INFM (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8033:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques V
Mark A. Itzler; Joe C. Campbell, Editor(s)

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