Measuring the optical properties of a substance is
surprisingly difficult. In the context of healthcare, the absorption
coefficient µa, the scattering coefficient µs, and the
anisotropy factor g of tissue could potentially be used as biomarkers, i.e.,
they could serve as indicators for the presence or even the state of abnormalities.
an optical ranging technique, is sensitive to those optical properties,
however, retrieving µs and g from OCT measurements is a yet untackled
question. The theoretical framework exists, and this project is about measuring
samples of different, known optical properties using a research grade OCT
system and applying the existing model to those measurements, to show that
extraction of optical properties from simple OCT scans is indeed feasible.
Experimental Practice, Optics, Modelling