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Optical characterization of bovine retinal tissues

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Dhiraj K. Sardar, Felipe S. Salinas, John J. Perez

Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas?78249-0697

Andrew T. C. Tsin

Department of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas?78249-0662

J. Biomed. Opt. 9(3), 624-631 (May 01, 2004). doi:10.1117/1.1688813
History: Received Oct. 16, 2002; Revised May 19, 2003; Accepted Aug. 29, 2003; Online April 21, 2004
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An in-depth characterization of the optical properties of bovine retinal and retinal pigment epithelium-choroidal tissues has been performed. The indices of refraction of these ocular tissues were determined by applying Brewster’s law. The inverse adding doubling method based on the diffusion approximation and radiative transport theory is applied to the measured values of the total diffuse transmission, total diffuse reflection, and collimated transmission to calculate the optical absorption, scattering, and scattering anisotropy coefficients of the bovine retinal and retinal pigment epithelium-choroidal tissues. The values of the optical properties obtained from the inverse adding doubling method are compared with those generated by the Monte Carlo simulation technique. Optical polarization measurements are also performed on bovine retinal tissues. Our studies show that both retina and retinal pigment epithelium-choroid possess strong polarization characteristics. © 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

© 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

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Dhiraj K. Sardar ; Felipe S. Salinas ; John J. Perez and Andrew T. C. Tsin
"Optical characterization of bovine retinal tissues", J. Biomed. Opt. 9(3), 624-631 (May 01, 2004). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1688813


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