> 2. Light Propagation in Tissues, Modelling & Optical Phantoms

Chairs: Valery Tuchin, Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia, Luis Oliveira, Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering, Porto, Portugal (coordinators)

Alexey Popov, University of Oulu, Finland, Walter Blondel, University of Lorraine, Nancy, France, Tatiana Novikova, Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, Anne Planat-Chrétien, CEA-Leti, Grenoble, France, Gal Shafirstein, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, USA

Actual problems of the propagation and interaction of laser light with all types of tissues, including hard, soft and liquid, in a wide spectral range from deep ultraviolet to terahertz will be presented and discussed. The phenomena of elastic, quasielastic, and Raman scattering, which are basic for laser applications in the life sciences, will be considered. Theoretical and numerical models of the interaction of light with multicomponent living tissues will be discussed, taking into account strong scattering, scattering anisotropy, and complex absorption properties. Various types of interaction of coherent, low coherent, and incoherent light with tissues, such as diffraction, interference, second harmonic generation, speckle formation, polarization transfer, and related phenomena will be considered. New approaches to creating suitable optical phantoms that simulate the static and dynamic properties of tissues for a particular one light interaction mode will be discussed.

Dan Zhu, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong university of Science and Technology, China

Optical clearing skull window for imaging and controlling cortical blood vessels


Steven Jacques, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

The use of subdiffusive light scattering as a contrast mechanism for imaging superficial tissue layers


Luis Oliveira, Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering, Porto, Portugal

Measurement of optical properties from human kidney from the UV to NIR


Mikhail Kirillin, Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Dual-wavelength fluorescence monitoring for photodynamic therapy: numerical simulations, phantom and in vivo studies


Tymish Ohulchanskyy, College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, China

Optical bioimaging in short-wave infrared region: endogenous contrasts and exogenous probes


Viacheslav Artyushenko, Art Photonics GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Advanced Fiber Solutions in 0.3/16 um range for Biomedical Applications


Tanja Tarvainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Utilizing approximative models in optical imaging and modelling of errors


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