6 December 1996 Diffuse polarization spectroscopy on tissue phantoms and biological cell suspensions
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We present experimental results that show the spatial variations of the diffuse-backscattered intensity, when linearly polarized light is incident on highly scattering media. Experiments on polystyrene-sphere suspensions demonstrate that the radial and azimuthal variations of the observed pattern depend on the concentration and size of the particles constituting the scattering medium. Measurements performed on rodent-cell suspensions show the potential of this method for biological-cell characterization, especially the distinction between normal and cancerous cells.
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Andreas H. Hielscher, Andreas H. Hielscher, Judith R. Mourant, Judith R. Mourant, Irving J. Bigio, Irving J. Bigio, } "Diffuse polarization spectroscopy on tissue phantoms and biological cell suspensions", Proc. SPIE 2926, Optical Biopsies and Microscopic Techniques, (6 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260821; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.260821
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