A novel approach for time-domain diffuse correlation spectroscopy (TD-DCS) has been recently proposed, which has the unique advantage by simultaneous measurements of optical and dynamical properties in a scattering medium. In this study, analytical models for calculating the time-resolved electric-field autocorrelation function is presented for a multilayer turbid sample, as well as a semi-infinite medium embedded with a small dynamic heterogeneity. To verify the analytical models, we used Monte Carlo simulations, which demonstrated that the theoretical prediction for the time-resolved autocorrelation function was highly consistent with the Monte Carlo simulation, validating the proposed analytical models. Using these analytical models, we also showed that TD-DCS has a higher sensitivity compared to conventional continuous-wave (CW) DCS for detecting the deeper dynamics. The presented analytical models and simulations can be utilized for quantification of optical and dynamical properties from future TD-DCS experimental data as well as for optimization of the experimental design to achieve maximum contrast for deep tissue dynamics.

Analytical models for time-domain diffuse correlation spectroscopy for multi-layer and heterogeneous turbid media

Qiu L.;
2017

Abstract

A novel approach for time-domain diffuse correlation spectroscopy (TD-DCS) has been recently proposed, which has the unique advantage by simultaneous measurements of optical and dynamical properties in a scattering medium. In this study, analytical models for calculating the time-resolved electric-field autocorrelation function is presented for a multilayer turbid sample, as well as a semi-infinite medium embedded with a small dynamic heterogeneity. To verify the analytical models, we used Monte Carlo simulations, which demonstrated that the theoretical prediction for the time-resolved autocorrelation function was highly consistent with the Monte Carlo simulation, validating the proposed analytical models. Using these analytical models, we also showed that TD-DCS has a higher sensitivity compared to conventional continuous-wave (CW) DCS for detecting the deeper dynamics. The presented analytical models and simulations can be utilized for quantification of optical and dynamical properties from future TD-DCS experimental data as well as for optimization of the experimental design to achieve maximum contrast for deep tissue dynamics.
(170.3660) Light propagation in tissues; (170.3890) Medical optics instrumentation; (170.5280) Photon migration; (170.6920) Time-resolved imaging
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