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Title: Effect of photons of different scattering orders on the formation of a signal in optical low-coherence tomography of highly scattering media

Abstract

The influence of photons of different scattering orders on the formation of a detected signal in optical low-coherence tomography (OCT) is considered. The scattering orders are estimated by analysing the spatial distribution of the probability density for the effective optical paths of detected photons calculated by the Monte Carlo method. The influence of photons with different scattering orders on the formation of a signal is estimated quantitatively depending on the optical properties of the medium under study. The results of numerical simulations are interpreted within the framework of possible applications of OCT for non-invasive diagnostics of the human skin and other highly scattering random media. It is shown by the example of calculation of OCT signals from model biological tissues that the OCT method gives reliable information on their internal structure from optical depths up to 0.3 mm. (scattered radiation)

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation)
  2. N.G. Chernyshevskii Saratov State University, Saratov (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21456861
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 36; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1070/QE2006v036n03ABEH013130; Journal ID: ISSN 1063-7818
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BIOLOGICAL MODELS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; MONTE CARLO METHOD; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHOTONS; PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS; SCATTERING; SIGNALS; SKIN; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; TOMOGRAPHY; BODY; BOSONS; CALCULATION METHODS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISTRIBUTION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FUNCTIONS; MASSLESS PARTICLES; ORGANS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SIMULATION

Citation Formats

Kirillin, M Yu, Priezzhev, A V, and Meglinskii, I V. Effect of photons of different scattering orders on the formation of a signal in optical low-coherence tomography of highly scattering media. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1070/QE2006V036N03ABEH013130.
Kirillin, M Yu, Priezzhev, A V, & Meglinskii, I V. Effect of photons of different scattering orders on the formation of a signal in optical low-coherence tomography of highly scattering media. United States. doi:10.1070/QE2006V036N03ABEH013130.
Kirillin, M Yu, Priezzhev, A V, and Meglinskii, I V. Fri . "Effect of photons of different scattering orders on the formation of a signal in optical low-coherence tomography of highly scattering media". United States. doi:10.1070/QE2006V036N03ABEH013130.
@article{osti_21456861,
title = {Effect of photons of different scattering orders on the formation of a signal in optical low-coherence tomography of highly scattering media},
author = {Kirillin, M Yu and Priezzhev, A V and Meglinskii, I V},
abstractNote = {The influence of photons of different scattering orders on the formation of a detected signal in optical low-coherence tomography (OCT) is considered. The scattering orders are estimated by analysing the spatial distribution of the probability density for the effective optical paths of detected photons calculated by the Monte Carlo method. The influence of photons with different scattering orders on the formation of a signal is estimated quantitatively depending on the optical properties of the medium under study. The results of numerical simulations are interpreted within the framework of possible applications of OCT for non-invasive diagnostics of the human skin and other highly scattering random media. It is shown by the example of calculation of OCT signals from model biological tissues that the OCT method gives reliable information on their internal structure from optical depths up to 0.3 mm. (scattered radiation)},
doi = {10.1070/QE2006V036N03ABEH013130},
journal = {Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)},
issn = {1063-7818},
number = 3,
volume = 36,
place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {3}
}