Optical Review

, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp 620–621

Frequency-Domain Measurements of Diffusing Photon Propagation in Solid Phantoms


DOI: 10.1007/s10043-997-0620-1

Cite this article as:
Yamauci, M., Yamada, Y. & Hasegawa, Y. OPT REV (1997) 4: 620. doi:10.1007/s10043-997-0620-1


Photon propagation in a highly scattering medium such as living tissue is well described by the photon diffusion equation. In a homogeneous and isotropic case, the equation has analytically been solved for a medium with a simple geometrical shape. We report frequency-domain measurements using slab-shaped solid phantoms. Comparison of the results with computer simulations proves the validity of extrapolated boundary conditions.

Key words

highly scattering medium photon diffusion equation frequency-domain solid phantom extrapolated boundary condition 

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© The Optical Society of Japan 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Optical Engineering DivisionDepartment of Applied Physics and Information ScienceIbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Biomechanics DivisionDepartment of Material Science and BioengineeringIbarakiJapan
  3. 3.Energy Conversion DivisionDepartment of Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering LaboratoryIbarakiJapan

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