2 March 2010 Polarized Raman spectroscopy of bone tissue: watch the scattering
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Proceedings Volume 7548, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VI; 754848 (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.841977
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2010, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
Polarized Raman spectroscopy is widely used in the study of molecular composition and orientation in synthetic and natural polymer systems. Here, we describe the use of Raman spectroscopy to extract quantitative orientation information from bone tissue. Bone tissue poses special challenges to the use of polarized Raman spectroscopy for measurement of orientation distribution functions because the tissue is turbid and birefringent. Multiple scattering in turbid media depolarizes light and is potentially a source of error. Using a Raman microprobe, we show that repeating the measurements with a series of objectives of differing numerical apertures can be used to assess the contributions of sample turbidity and depth of field to the calculated orientation distribution functions. With this test, an optic can be chosen to minimize the systematic errors introduced by multiple scattering events. With adequate knowledge of the optical properties of these bone tissues, we can determine if elastic light scattering affects the polarized Raman measurements.
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Mekhala Raghavan, Nadder D. Sahar, Robert H. Wilson, Mary-Ann Mycek, Nancy Pleshko, David H. Kohn, Michael D. Morris, "Polarized Raman spectroscopy of bone tissue: watch the scattering", Proc. SPIE 7548, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VI, 754848 (2 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841977; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.841977
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