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Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 37, Issue 13, pp 1277-1285

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Polarization Characteristics of Multiple Backscattering in Human Blood Cell Suspensions

  • Masahide ItohAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, University of Tsukuba Email author 
  • , Masahiro YamanariAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, University of Tsukuba
  • , Yoshiaki YasunoAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, University of TsukubaNanoscience special project, University of Tsukuba
  • , Toyohiko YatagaiAffiliated withInstitute of Applied Physics, University of TsukubaNanoscience special project, University of Tsukuba

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Abstract

The degree of polarization on normal and spiny red blood cell suspensions is analyzed by Mueller matrix measurement. Cells with spiny surface figures are prepared by adding salt to the suspension of diluted human blood cells to increase osmotic pressure. Fine structures on the cell surface cause differences in the degree of polarization in circular polarized light

Keywords

biomedical degree of polarization Mueller matrix multiple backscattering polarization measurement red blood cell