Optical properties of tissues quantified by Fourier-transform light scattering.

TitleOptical properties of tissues quantified by Fourier-transform light scattering.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsDing, Huafeng, Nguyen Freddy, Boppart Stephen A., and Popescu Gabriel
JournalOpt Lett
Volume34
Issue9
Pagination1372-4
Date Published2009 May 01
ISSN0146-9592
KeywordsAnimals, Anisotropy, Brain, Fourier Analysis, Kidney, Light, Liver, Optical Phenomena, Rats, Scattering, Radiation
Abstract

We employ Fourier-transform light scattering, a technique recently developed in our laboratory, to study the scattering properties of rat organ tissues. Using the knowledge of the complex field associated with high-resolution microscope images of tissue slices, we extracted the scattering mean-free path l(s) and anisotropy factor g, which characterize the bulk tissue for three different rat organs. This "bottom up" approach to measuring tissue scattering parameters allows for predicting the wave transport phenomena within the organ of interest at a multitude of scales-from organelle to organ level.

DOI10.1364/OL.34.001372
Alternate JournalOpt Lett
PubMed ID19412276