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M. Borovkova, M. Khodzitsky, O. Cherkasova, A. Popov and I. Meglinski, "Towards non-invasive reflection measurement of water content in biotissue by means of terahertz timedomain spectroscopy," 2018 International Conference Laser Optics (ICLO), St. Petersburg, 2018, pp. 524-524. doi: 10.1109/LO.2018.8435611

Towards non-invasive reflection measurement of water content in biotissue by means of terahertz timedomain spectroscopy

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Author: Borovkova, Mariia1,2; Khodzitsky, Mikhail1; Cherkasova, Olga1,3;
Organizations: 1Department of Photonics and Optical Information Technology, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
2Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Biophysics Laboratory, Institute of Laser Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2020-02-18


We apply terahertz time-domain spectroscopy for the quantitative non-invasive assessment of water content in biological samples: tree leafs and pork muscles. The Landau-Looyenga-Lifshitz-based model is used for the calculation of water concentration within the samples. The obtained results show that water content in biological samples can be measured utilizing terahertz waves in transmission and reflection modes.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-3612-1
Pages: 524 - 524
Article number: 8435611
DOI: 10.1109/LO.2018.8435611
Host publication: Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference Laser Optics, ICLO 2018, 4-8 June 2018, St Petersburg, Russia
Conference: International Conference Laser Optics, ICLO
Type of Publication: B3 Article in conference pro-ceedings
Field of Science: 114 Physical sciences
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