Measurement of complex refractive index of human blood by low-coherence interferometry
Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics, Gdansk University of Technology, 11/12 G. Narutowicza Str., 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
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Received: 8 June 2013
Revised: 9 August 2013
Published online: 23 October 2013
In this article, the usefulness of the optical technique for measurements of blood complex refractive index has been examined. Measurement of optical properties of human blood is difficult to perform because of its nonuniform nature. However, results of my investigation have shown the usefulness of low-coherence interferometry for measurement complex refractive index of human blood. Furthermore, mathematical analysis of spectrum of measured signal have made possible to determined relationship between complex refractive index and hematocrit level in human blood.
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