Optical property measurement of thin superficial tissue by using time-resolved spectroscopy

Kenji Tanaka, Yukari Tanikawa, Ryuichiro Araki, Yukio Yamada, Eiji Okada

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Recently, non-invasive diagnostic devices using infrared light have been developed and widely use for clinical applications. To develop these devices, optical properties of biological tissue are necessary. We proposed a new optical measurement method. By using time-resolved reflectance spectroscopy and Monte Carlo simulation for the analysis of light propagation in sample, it is considered that this new method is able to measure the optical properties of small biological tissues in vivo. In this study, we investigated the possible optical property measurements of a superficial layer using this new method. As the later part of the profile of time-resolved reflectance is influenced by the optical property of the deeper layer, a time-gating technique is necessary for the measurement of the optical properties of only the superficial layer in order to use the early profile of the time-resolved reflectance measurement. The function f(t), which is described in the new method, is used for evaluation of the measurement of the superficial layer. We suggest that by using the time-gating technique for the new method and a small source-detector spacing, the optical properties of the superficial layer with a thickness is more than source-detector spacing, can be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics, ECBO 2003
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics, ECBO 2003 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2003 Jun 22 → …

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics, ECBO 2003
Period03/6/22 → …


  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Optical property
  • small volume
  • superficial layer
  • time-resolved spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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