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Measurement of an optical anisotropy of biotissues
Author(s): Georgy V. Simonenko; Tatyana P. Denisova; Nina A. Lakodina; Valery V. Tuchin
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Paper Abstract

The comparison method of color coordinates measurements for estimation of the optical anisotropy of tissue is suggested. The anisotropy of form of fibrous tissue was measured, it makes (Delta) n equals 0.001 for both types of studied tissues. We have suspected that optics of the muscle tissue is similar to optical properties of a uniaxial crystal, which optic axis is parallel to fibrils of a tissue. Due to more complicated structure scleral tissue optics is similar to optics of a biaxial crystal. The estimated value of an optical anisotorpy of the clarified sclera allowed us to evaluate the mean length of collagen fibrils of about 2 mm at mean radius of fibrils of 50 nm.

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Date Published: 28 April 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3915, Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications IV, (28 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384167
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Georgy V. Simonenko, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Tatyana P. Denisova, Saratov State Medical Univ. (Russia)
Nina A. Lakodina, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3915:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications IV
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto, Editor(s)

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