The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 222, Issue 9, pp 2367–2372 | Cite as

Measurement of complex refractive index of human blood by low-coherence interferometry

  • M. Jedrzejewska-SzczerskaEmail author
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In this article, the usefulness of the optical technique for measurements of blood complex refractive index has been examined. Measurement of optical properties of human blood is difficult to perform because of its nonuniform nature. However, results of my investigation have shown the usefulness of low-coherence interferometry for measurement complex refractive index of human blood. Furthermore, mathematical analysis of spectrum of measured signal have made possible to determined relationship between complex refractive index and hematocrit level in human blood.


Human Blood European Physical Journal Special Topic Measured Signal Blood Parameter Complex Refractive Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Metrology and OptoelectronicsGdansk University of TechnologyGdanskPoland

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