Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 37, Issue 13–15, pp 1277–1285 | Cite as

Polarization Characteristics of Multiple Backscattering in Human Blood Cell Suspensions

  • Masahide Itoh
  • Masahiro Yamanari
  • Yoshiaki Yasuno
  • Toyohiko Yatagai
Article

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masahide Itoh
    • 1
  • Masahiro Yamanari
    • 1
  • Yoshiaki Yasuno
    • 1
    • 2
  • Toyohiko Yatagai
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Nanoscience special projectUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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