ECE 532, 4 credits

Introduction to Biomedical Optics

Steven L. Jacques Scott A. Prahl

ECE532 Biomedical Optics
©1998,2002
Steven L. Jacques, Scott A. Prahl
Oregon Graduate Institute
TIME: Monday, Wednesday LECTURES 3:40-5:10 pm
Friday LAB 1:00-3:00 pm
WHERE: CSC 7212
Class Schedule

This course treats "Tissue Optics", how light propagates in scattering and absorbing media such as biological tissue. The basics of radiometry are introduced to facilitate laboratory experiments. The wave nature of light is presented with practical examples of coherent measurements such as interferometry. The origins and definitions of optical properties of tissues are discussed and illustrated by laboratory measurements. Light transport is modeled using a variety of theories and computational techniques, including Monte Carlo simulations and approximate solutions of the radiative transport equation. Steady-state and time-dependent problems are handled in a computer laboratory. Students learn the basics of optical transport required for later courses (ECE 533, ECE 534) which consider design of optical protocols and devices for therapy and diagnostics.

"Tissue Optics"

1. Radiometry

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2. Wave Theory

in preparation

3. Optical Properties

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4. Transport: Monte Carlo simulations

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5. Transport: analytic expressions

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6. Spectroscopy and Imaging

in preparation

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