31 January 1995 Coherent transmission of polarized light through mammalian tissue
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Proceedings Volume 2326, Photon Transport in Highly Scattering Tissue; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.200821
Event: International Symposium on Biomedical Optics Europe '94, 1994, Lille, France
Abstract
The total optical absorption in mammalian tissues is measured at 633 nm by using heterodyne detection which permits us to detect coherent photons after attenuation by more than 10 optical densities. In order to understand what kind of photons are coherently detected after passing through mammalian tissues of significant thickness (from 2 to 4 mm), we measured attenuation under linearly and circularly polarized illumination. Both polarizations are similarly transmitted through homogeneous tissues such as liver and muscle. Results are identical to those obtained in previous experiments without polarizer.
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Gilbert Jarry, Olivier Schlee, Olivier Duhamel, Jean A. Virmont, Ludovic Pouppinet, Bernard Clairac, Marc Derrien, Dominic Yeddou, "Coherent transmission of polarized light through mammalian tissue", Proc. SPIE 2326, Photon Transport in Highly Scattering Tissue, (31 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.200821; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.200821
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