Some Prospects for Adapting Fluorescence Instrumentation

  • Jay R. Knutson


We can classify the information content of light which is emitted, reflected or scattered by tissue as four types: 1, direction of propagation; 2, polarization state; 3, energy (wavelength) and 4, time of detection. Unfortunately, the first two are rather quickly “scrambled” in turbid media. Scattering also broadens energy lines and disperses path length; hence all of these may be degraded.


Turbid Medium Timing Grid Decay Profile Time Resolve Fluorescence Spectroscopy Mesh Simulation 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay R. Knutson
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Technical DevelopmentNational Heart, Lung and Blood InstituteBethesdaUSA

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