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Fractal mechanisms of light scattering in biological tissue and cells
Optics Letters
  • Min Xu, Fairfield University
  • R. R. Alfano
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Publication Date
1-1-2005
Abstract
We use fractal continuous random media to model visible and near-infrared light scattering by biological tissue and cell suspensions. The power law of the reduced scattering coefficient, the anisotropy factor of scattering, and the phase function are derived with good agreement with experimental results. Implications for spectroscopic tissue diagnosis are discussed.
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Published Citation
M. Xu and R. R. Alfano. Fractal mechanisms of light scattering in biological tissue and cells. Optics Letters, 30(22):3051-3053, 2005. http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-22-3051
DOI
10.1364/OL.30.003051
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Citation Information
Min Xu and R. R. Alfano. "Fractal mechanisms of light scattering in biological tissue and cells" Optics Letters Vol. 30 Iss. 22 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/min_xu/3/