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Selifonov A. A., Zyuryukina O. A., Lazareva E. N., Skibina J. S., Zagorovskaya . M., Syrova O. V., Aleshkina O. Y., Tuchin V. V. Measurement of Optical Properties of Human Gums and Dentin in the Spectral Range from 350 to 800 nm. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Physics , 2020, vol. 20, iss. 4, pp. 258-267. DOI: 10.18500/1817-3020-2020-20-4-258-267

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Measurement of Optical Properties of Human Gums and Dentin in the Spectral Range from 350 to 800 nm

Selifonov Alexey Andreevich, Education and Research Institute of Nanostructures and Biosystems, Saratov State University
Zyuryukina Olga Anatolievna, Saratov State University
Lazareva Ekaterina Nikolaevna, Saratov State University
Skibina Julia Sergeevna, Saratov State University
Zagorovskaya Tatyana Mikhailovna, Saratov State Medical University named after V. I. Razumovsky
Syrova Olga Vladimirovna, Saratov State Medical University named after V. I. Razumovsky
Aleshkina Olga Yurievna, Saratov State Medical University named after V. I. Razumovsky
Tuchin Valery Viсtorovich, Science Medical Center, Saratov State University

Knowledge of the optical properties of biological tissues is important for the development of optical diagnostics, photodynamic and photothermal therapy of various diseases. However, despite the significant number of works devoted to the determination of the optical properties of tissues, the optical properties of human gums and dentin remain currently poorly understood. In this work, we experimentally studied the optical properties of human gums and dentin in the spectral range from 350 nm to 800 nm. Basing on measured diffuse reflection and total transmission spectra and using the Inverse Adding Doubling (IAD) method, the spectral dependences of absorption and scattering coefficients of the studied tissue samples were calculated.

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