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J Biomed Opt. 2003 Jan;8(1):121-47.

Fiber optic probes for biomedical optical spectroscopy.

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  • 1University of Arizona, Biomedical Engineering and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA. utzinger@u.arizona.edu

Abstract

Fiber optic probes are a key element for biomedical spectroscopic sensing. We review the use of fiber optic probes for optical spectroscopy, focusing on applications in turbid media, such as tissue. The design of probes for reflectance, polarized reflectance, fluorescence, and Raman spectroscopy is illustrated. We cover universal design principles as well as technologies for beam deflecting and reshaping.

PMID:
12542388
DOI:
10.1117/1.1528207
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