University of Oulu

Gusev, S., Demchenko, P., Litvinov, E., Cherkasova, O., Meglinski, I., Khodzitsky, M. (2018) Study of glucose concentration influence on blood optical properties in THz frequency range, 389-400. doi:10.17586/2220-8054-2018-9-3-389-400

Study of glucose concentration influence on blood optical properties in THz frequency range

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Author: Gusev, S. I.1; Demchenko, P. S.1; Litvinov, E. A.1;
Organizations: 1Terahertz Biomedicine laboratory, ITMO University, Kronverkskiy Ave, 49, St. Petersburg, 197101, Russia
2Biophysics laboratory, Institute of Laser Physics of SB RAS, Ac. Lavrentiev Ave, 13, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
3Novosibirsk State Technical University, K. Marksa Ave, 20, Novosibirsk, 630073, Russia
4University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4500, FI90015, Oulu, Finland
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Language: English
Published: ITMO University, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-09-06


The optical properties of whole human blood with the different glucose level were studied by terahertz time-domain spectroscopy at frequencies ranging from 0.3–0.5 THz. The increasing of refractive index of blood at the glucose level growth was shown for series of experiments. The dispersion of complex refractive index of human nails was obtained. Based on these data, the non-invasive glucose measuring technique was proposed which utilizes the reflection of the THz pulse from nail plate/nail bed interface.

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Series: Nanosystems. Physics, chemistry, mathematics
ISSN: 2220-8054
ISSN-E: 2305-7971
ISSN-L: 2220-8054
Volume: 9
Issue: 3
Pages: 389 - 400
DOI: 10.17586/22208054201893389400
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
217 Medical engineering
114 Physical sciences
Funding: This work was financially supported by the Government of Russian Federation, Grant 074-U01.
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