Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 127, Issue 4, pp 763–768 | Cite as

Optical Penetration Depths and Fluence Distributions in Chicken Breast and Liver Tissues

  • H. ArslanEmail author
  • Y. B. Dolukan


The optical penetration depth is one of the important parameters needed for the calculations of light dosimetry in various medical applications like photodynamic therapy. In this study, the optical penetration depths in chicken breast and liver tissues have been measured by using the LED light sources with the wavelengths of 635 and 660 nm. Experimental results of this study have been compared with the ones from the Monte Carlo simulations in order to test the simulation toolkit. Based on the agreement between the experimental and simulated data, it is concluded that tissue optics plug-in interfacing with GAMOS architecture is a reasonable software for investigating the light distribution in biological tissues.


biological tissues optical penetration depth Monte Carlo simulations 



This study is supported by Sakarya University Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit (project no. 2017-09-00-013) and by TUBITAK 1005 Program (project no. 116F119).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Sakarya University of Applied SciencesSakaryaTurkey

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