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Angular light scattering studies using low-coherence interferometry

Wax, Adam and Yang, Changhuei and Dasari, Ramachandra R. and Feld, Michael S. (2001) Angular light scattering studies using low-coherence interferometry. In: Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications V. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4251. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 32-42. ISBN 0819439290.

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A modified Michelson interferometer is used to measure path- length resolved angular distributions of light backscattered by turbid media. The path length resolution is obtained by exploiting the coherence properties of a broadband source. The angular distribution is mapped out using a simple optical system to scan the angle at which the reference field intersects the detector plane. Angular scattering distributions can be compared to Mie theory to determine the size and refractive index of spherical scatterers. Initial studies utilizing this system demonstrate the potential of low coherence interferometry for obtaining structural information using angular distributions.

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Additional Information:© 2001 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work was conducted at the MIT Laser Biomedical Research Center and was supported by grants from the Hamamatsu Corporation and the National Institute of Health through the National Center for Research Resources. Adam Wax is supported by an NRSA fellowship grant from the NIH.
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Subject Keywords:Angular distributions, coherence, low-coherence interferometry, optical coherence tomography, Mie theory
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Issue or Number:4251
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Official Citation:Adam Wax, Changhuei Yang, Ramachandra R. Dasari, Michael S. Feld, "Angular light scattering studies using low-coherence interferometry", Proc. SPIE 4251, Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications V, (23 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427903;
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