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Tissue characterization with ballistic photons
Author(s): Marija Strojnik; Gonzalo Paez
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Paper Abstract

We propose tissue characterization with ballistic photons, those whose direction or propagation speed is not affected by the presence of tissue. The most critical aspect of the tissue characterization problem is calibration of experimental measurements. The calibration method relates the fringe irradiance (power modulation in one interferometer arm) with the sample concentration under controlled conditions. During this step, the absorption and scattering indices βa and βsc are determined as a function of concentration for each material or tissue of interest, using a set of containers to vary travel distance D. It is assumed that linear scattering coefficient, ksc (absorption coefficient, αa), is proportional to the number of scattering particles per unit volume, or particle concentration, c, in [ml/l]. Attenuation is proportional to concentration of scattering (absorption) centers and the sample length. The sensitivity of method is estimated at 10-19 with uncoated plate beam-splitters and intensified photon-counting detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7453, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVII, 74530Y (1 September 2009);
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Marija Strojnik, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Gonzalo Paez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7453:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVII
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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