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Tissue fluorescence based on electromagnetic inelastic scattering theory
Author(s): Ourania Panou-Diamanti; Nikolaos K. Uzunoglou; Dimitrios Koutsouris
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Paper Abstract

In this study a rigorous approach to tissue fluorescence is presented, based on the study of tissue fluorescence as an electromagnetic scattering problem. Fluorescence scattered wave is treated by taking a continuous spectrum distribution in a region of frequencies lower and equal to the excitation frequency. The existence of inelastic field components can be considered as a result of the particular form, that the polarization of the irradiated medium has. In order to provide the most general formulation, the polarization vector P for the observed light frequency (omega) can be written as P(r,(omega) ) equals (omega )(integral) (omega )o d(omega) 'E(r,(omega) ')(tau) ((omega) ,(omega) '), where E(r,(omega) ') is the electric field at the excitation frequency (omega) ' and (tau) ((omega) ,(omega) ') the transfer permittivity function from (omega) ' at the spatial point r, to the emission frequency (omega) , measured at the same point. Substitution of the polarization vector into the electromagnetic field equations leads to a formulation of the inelastic field components. The model used is based on considering tissue as a single dielectric layer, under pulse excitation. The theoretical background for such an evaluation, together with the mathematical technique used and the theoretical results, are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2679, Advances in Laser and Light Spectroscopy to Diagnose Cancer and Other Diseases III: Optical Biopsy, (5 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237572
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Ourania Panou-Diamanti, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Nikolaos K. Uzunoglou, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Dimitrios Koutsouris, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2679:
Advances in Laser and Light Spectroscopy to Diagnose Cancer and Other Diseases III: Optical Biopsy
Robert R. Alfano; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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