Modeling optical properties of human skin using Mie theory for particles with different size distributions and refractive indices.

@article{Bhandari2011ModelingOP,
  title={Modeling optical properties of human skin using Mie theory for particles with different size distributions and refractive indices.},
  author={Anak Bhandari and B\orge Hamre and \Oyvind Frette and Knut Stamnes and Jakob J. Stamnes},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 15},
  pages={14549-67}
}
We used size distributions of volume equivalent spherical particles with complex refractive index to model the inherent optical properties (IOPs) in four different layers of human skin at ten different wavelengths in the visible and near-infrared spectral bands. For each layer, we first computed the size-averaged absorption coefficient, scattering coefficient, and asymmetry factor for the collection of particles in a host medium using Mie theory and compared these IOPs in each layer with those… CONTINUE READING