Numerical simulations of light scattering by red blood cells

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The electromagnetic scattering properties of red blood cells were analyzed by
three different methods. The finite-different time-domain method is a general
and flexible approach and enables accurate simulations of scattering from objects
with arbitrary shape. This method was compared with two approximate
methods: the Rytov approximation and the Discrete Dipole Approximation.
The interaction of light with a red blood cell was systematically investigated
using different wavelengths and orientations of the cells. The simulations show
that the cell shape, as well as the cell volume and orientation, have a large
influence on the forward scattering.


Research areas and keywords

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  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Publisher[Publisher information missing]
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameTechnical Report LUTEDX/(TEAT-7116)/1-12/(2003)

Bibliographic note

Published version: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 57, 13-18, 2005.

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