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Optical properties of human skin in the near infrared wavelength range of 1000 to 2200 nm

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Tamara L. Troy, Suresh N. Thennadil

Instrumentation Metrics, Inc., 7470 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, Arizona?85226

J. Biomed. Opt. 6(2), 167-176 (Apr 01, 2001). doi:10.1117/1.1344191
History: Received Mar. 2, 2000; Revised Oct. 27, 2000; Accepted Nov. 2, 2000
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In this paper we present the absorption coefficient μa and the isotropic scattering coefficient μs for 22 human skin samples measured using a double integrating sphere apparatus in the wavelength range of 1000–2200 nm. These in vitro results show that values for μa follow 70% of the absorption coefficient of water and values for μs range from 3 to 16 cm−1. From the measured optical properties, it was found that a 2% Intralipid solution provides a suitable skin tissue phantom. © 2001 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

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Tamara L. Troy and Suresh N. Thennadil
"Optical properties of human skin in the near infrared wavelength range of 1000 to 2200 nm", J. Biomed. Opt. 6(2), 167-176 (Apr 01, 2001). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1344191


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