Correlations of multimode optical incidences in a turbulent biological tissue

J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2023 Nov 1;40(11):2045-2051. doi: 10.1364/JOSAA.500542.

Abstract

In a turbulent biological tissue, field correlations at the observation plane are found when a multimode optical incidence is used. For different multimode structures, variations of the multimode field correlations are evaluated against the biological tissue turbulence parameters, i.e., the strength coefficient of the refractive-index fluctuations, fractal dimension, characteristic length of heterogeneity, and the small length-scale factor. Using a chosen multimode content, for specific biological tissue types of liver parenchyma (mouse), intestinal epithelium (mouse), upper dermis (human), and deep dermis (mouse), field correlations are evaluated versus the strength coefficient of the refractive-index fluctuations and small length-scale factor. Again, with a chosen multimode content, behavior of the field correlations is studied against the strength coefficient of the refractive-index fluctuations for various diagonal lengths and the transverse coordinate at the observation plane. Finally, the field correlation versus the strength coefficient of the refractive-index fluctuations is reported for different single modes, which are special cases of multimode excitation. This topic is being reported in the literature for the first time, to our knowledge, and the presented results can be employed in many important biological tissue applications.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Mice
  • Refractometry* / methods