White light oblique incidence reflectometer for measuring absorption and reduced scattering spectra of tissue-like turbid media
We designed a quick and inexpensive system for spectral measurements of optical properties including absorption coefficient and reduced scattering coefficient. The system was based on oblique incidence reflectometry. A broad band light source was coupled into an optic fiber to deliver light obliquely to turbid media. Nine detection optic fibers were used to collect the diffuse reflectance as a function of source-detector distance. The relative diffuse reflectance profile was used to deduce the absorption and reduced scattering spectra. The system was able to acquire data in a wavelength range of 256 nm within a fraction of a second.