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Angle-dependent light scattering in tissue phantoms for the case of thin bone layers with predominant forward scattering
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  • Tom Witke,
  • Eduard Kuhn,
  • Fabian Teichert,
  • Christian Goßler,
  • Ulrich Theodor Schwarz,
  • Angela Thränhardt
Tom Witke
Technische Universitat Chemnitz

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Eduard Kuhn
Weierstrass-Institut fur Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik
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Fabian Teichert
Technische Universitat Chemnitz
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Christian Goßler
University Medical Center Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Str. 40, 37075 Göttingen
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Ulrich Theodor Schwarz
Technische Universitat Chemnitz
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Angela Thränhardt
Technische Universitat Chemnitz
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The cochlea forms a key element of the human auditory system in the temporal bone. Damage to the cochlea continues to produce significant impairment for sensory reception of environmental stimuli. To improve this impairment, the optical cochlear implant forms a new research approach. A prerequisite for this method is to understand how light propagation, as well as scattering, reflection and absorption, takes place within the cochlea. We offer a method to study the light distribution in the human cochlea through phantom materials and Monte-Carlo simulations. The calculation of an angular distribution after scattering requires a phase function. Often approximate functions like Henyey-Greenstein, two-term Henyey-Greenstein or Legendre polynomial decompositions are used as phase function. An alternative is to exactly calculate a Mie distribution for each scattering event. This method provides a better fit to the data measured in this work.
04 Sep 2023Submitted to Journal of Biophotonics
05 Sep 2023Assigned to Editor
05 Sep 2023Submission Checks Completed
05 Sep 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
05 Sep 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
09 Oct 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major
04 Nov 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
05 Nov 2023Editorial Decision: Accept