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Time-resolved measurements of the optical properties of fibrous media using the anisotropic diffusion equation

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Emanuel Simon

Institut für Lasertechnologien in Medizin und Meßtechnik, Helmholtzstr. 12, D-89081 Ulm, Germany

Philipp Krauter

Institut für Lasertechnologien in Medizin und Meßtechnik, Helmholtzstr. 12, D-89081 Ulm, Germany

Alwin Kienle

Institut für Lasertechnologien in Medizin und Meßtechnik, Helmholtzstr. 12, D-89081 Ulm, Germany

J. Biomed. Opt. 19(7), 075006 (Jul 23, 2014). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.19.7.075006
History: Received April 17, 2014; Revised June 13, 2014; Accepted June 25, 2014
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Abstract.  Transmittance and reflectance from spruce wood and bovine ligamentum nuchae as two different fibrous media are examined by time-of-flight spectroscopy for varying source detector separations and several orientations of the fibers in the sample. The anisotropic diffusion theory is used to obtain the absorption coefficient and the diffusion coefficients parallel and perpendicular to the fibers. The results are compared to those obtained with the isotropic diffusion theory. It is shown that for increasing source detector separations, the retrieved optical properties change as expected from Monte Carlo simulations performed in a previous study. This confirms that the anisotropic diffusion theory yields useful results for certain experimental conditions.

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Emanuel Simon ; Philipp Krauter and Alwin Kienle
"Time-resolved measurements of the optical properties of fibrous media using the anisotropic diffusion equation", J. Biomed. Opt. 19(7), 075006 (Jul 23, 2014). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.19.7.075006


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