Measurement of optical properties of biological tissues by low-coherence reflectometry.

@article{Schmitt1993MeasurementOO,
  title={Measurement of optical properties of biological tissues by low-coherence reflectometry.},
  author={Joseph M. Schmitt and Alexander Kn{\"u}ttel and Robert F. Bonner},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1993},
  volume={32 30},
  pages={6032-42}
}
We show that optical properties of dense biological tissues can be determined from backscattered power curves measured by a low-coherence reflectometer. Our measurement approach is based on a first-order scattering theory that relates the backscattered power to the total and backscattering cross sections of scatterers in a turbid medium. As a validation of the technique, measurements were made with a commercially available reflectometer on suspensions of polystyrene microspheres having known… CONTINUE READING