Diffuse polarization spectroscopy on tissue phantoms and biological cell suspensions

Andreas H. Hielscher, Judith R. Mourant, Irving J. Bigio

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    Abstract

    We present experimental results that show the spatial variations of the diffuse-backscattered intensity, when linearly polarized light is incident on highly scattering media. Experiments on polystyrene-sphere suspensions demonstrate that the radial and azimuthal variations of the observed pattern depend on the concentration and size of the particles constituting the scattering medium. Measurements performed on rodent-cell suspensions show the potential of this method for biological-cell characterization, especially the distinction between normal and cancerous cells.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Pages67-76
    Number of pages10
    StatePublished - 1996
    EventOptical Biopsies and Microscopic Techniques - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: Sep 7 1996Sep 7 1996

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume2926
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X

    Conference

    ConferenceOptical Biopsies and Microscopic Techniques
    CityVienna, Austria
    Period9/7/969/7/96

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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