Adapting atmospheric LIDAR techniques to imaging biological tissue

J. Fred Holmes, Steven L. Jacques, John M. Hunt

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Optical radar (LIDAR) is being used to remotely probe the atmosphere. Quantities that can be sensed on a path resolved basis include temperature, pressure, number density for specific molecules and atmospheric winds. We believe that the techniques used can be scaled down and used to analyze tissues in medical optics applications. As our first project using atmospheric optics technique, we are building a Heterodyne, Optical, Coherent tomography (HOCT) system for imaging tissue. This system will be described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-459
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2000
EventLaser-Tissue Interaction XI: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 22 2000Jan 27 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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