Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Speckle and Polarization Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Oleg V. Angelsky, Peter V. Polyanskii, Peter P. Maksimyak, Igor I. Mokhun
      Pages 67-106
    3. Igor Meglinski, Valery V. Tuchin
      Pages 149-166
    4. Qingming Luo, Chao Jiang, Pengcheng Li, Haiying Cheng, Zhen Wang, Zheng Wang et al.
      Pages 167-211
  3. Holography, Interferometry, Diffractive Imaging, and Wavefront Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Björn Kemper, Patrik Langehanenberg, Sebastian Kosmeier, Frank Schlichthaber, Christian Remmersmann, Gert von Bally et al.
      Pages 215-257
    3. Taewoo Kim, Shamira Sridharan, Gabriel Popescu
      Pages 259-290
    4. Liberato De Caro, Elvio Carlino, Dritan Siliqi, Cinzia Giannini
      Pages 291-314
    5. Vasyl Molebny
      Pages 315-361
    6. Vasyl Molebny, Ove Steinvall
      Pages 363-395
    7. A. S. Goncharov, N. G. Iroshnikov, Andrey V. Larichev
      Pages 397-434
  4. Light Scattering Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. Lev T. Perelman, Mark D. Modell, Edward Vitkin, Eugene B. Hanlon
      Pages 437-486
    3. Ivan V. Fedosov, Valery V. Tuchin
      Pages 487-563
    4. Rafat R. Ansari
      Pages 565-591
  5. Optical Coherence Tomography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 663-663
    2. Ruikang K. Wang, Valery V. Tuchin
      Pages 665-742
    3. Peter E. Andersen, Lars Thrane, Harold T. Yura, Andreas Tycho, Thomas M. Jørgensen
      Pages 743-798
    4. Adrian Podoleanu
      Pages 799-856
    5. Johannes F. de Boer
      Pages 857-888
    6. Zhongping Chen, Gangjun Liu
      Pages 889-922
    7. Beau A. Standish, Adrian Mariampillai, Michael K. K. Leung, I. Alex Vitkin
      Pages 945-975
    8. Tilman Schmoll, Rainer A. Leitgeb
      Pages 977-998
    9. Lev S. Dolin, Grigory V. Gelikonov, Valentin M. Gelikonov, Natalia D. Gladkova, Rashid R. Iksanov, Vladislav A. Kamensky et al.
      Pages 999-1064
    10. Robert A. McLaughlin, Dirk Lorenser, David D. Sampson
      Pages 1065-1102
    11. Mohamad G. Ghosn, Maleeha Mashiatulla, Joel D. Morrisett, Kirill V. Larin
      Pages 1103-1123
  6. Coherent-Domain Microscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1125-1125
    2. Grigory V. Gelikonov, Valentin M. Gelikonov, Sergey U. Ksenofontov, Andrey N. Morosov, Alexey V. Myakov, Yury P. Potapov et al.
      Pages 1127-1156
  7. Applications of Coherent-Domain Optical Methods

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 1313-1330

About this book


This Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of laser and coherent-domain methods as applied to biomedicine, environmental monitoring, and materials science. Worldwide leaders in these fields describe the fundamentals of light interaction with random media and present an overview of basic research. The latest results on coherent and polarization properties of light scattered by random media, including tissues and blood, speckles formation in multiple scattering media, and other non-destructive interactions of coherent light with rough surfaces and tissues, allow the reader to understand the principles and applications of coherent diagnostic techniques. The expanded second edition has been thoroughly updated with particular emphasis on novel coherent-domain techniques and their applications in medicine and environmental science.

Volume 1 describes state-of-the-art methods of coherent and polarization optical imaging, tomography and spectroscopy; diffusion wave spectroscopy; elastic, quasi-elastic and inelastic light scattering spectroscopy and imaging; digital holographic microscopy, the Fourier transform light scattering method, and coherent diffractive imaging; wavefront sensing, aberration measurement and adaptive optics for ophthalmology; and laser remote sensing. Volume 2 presents the new and growing field of coherent optics in optical coherence tomography (OCT). Various applications of OCT and confocal microscopy, including biomedical endoscopy, are discussed. A special section covers Mueller matrix polarimetry, nonlinear laser fluorescence spectroscopy, and triplet-triplet annihilation assisted upconversion as optical tools for probing the physical parameters of materials and natural organic compounds.

Represents the only reference work offering integrated coverage of coherent-domain optical methods for a wide range of applications involving strong light scattering

Covers the fundamentals of light interaction with random media

Describes specific interactions of coherent and low-coherent light with tissues and blood

Presents advanced optical coherence tomography techniques and other non-destructive diagnostic methods

Extensively revised and updated from the 2004 edition


biomedical diagnostics coherent light diode lasers environmental monitoring light scattering spectroscopy materials inspection multiphoton microscopy polarization diffusion wave spectroscopy properties of light turbid materials and tissues

Editors and affiliations

  • Valery V. Tuchin
    • 1
  1. 1., Chair of Optics and BiophotonicsSaratov State UniversitySaratovRussia

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5175-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5176-1
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