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13 June 2001 Measurement of the transmission and reflection Mueller matrices of a thin blood column
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Proceedings Volume 4263, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing of Biological Fluids and Glucose and Cholesterol Monitoring; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.429335
Event: BiOS 2001 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The extinction of light passing through a blood vessel comprises both absorbed and scattered components, the latter of which includes relatively strong forwardly transmitted and directly reflected components. The effect of such vessels on incident light beams of arbitrary polarization is most thoroughly described by the vessel's transmission and reflection Mueller matrices. The Mueller matrices of illuminated mock blood vessels (diameter 102-278 micrometers ) in these two important directions have been measured at a wavelength of 633 nm using a Mueller matrix imaging polarimeter. The measured Mueller matrices are presented, decomposed, and analyzed to determine the sample's retardance and depolarization as a function of vessel diameter. It is expected that characterization of these matrices should broaden light-vessel modeling techniques by permitting calculation of the transmitted and reflected properties of arbitrary input polarization states.
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Arthur Lompado, Matthew H. Smith, and Venkataramanan Krishnaswamy "Measurement of the transmission and reflection Mueller matrices of a thin blood column", Proc. SPIE 4263, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing of Biological Fluids and Glucose and Cholesterol Monitoring, (13 June 2001); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.429335
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