1. Introduction

  1. Lihong V. Wang and
  2. Hsin-I Wu

Published Online: 2 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470177013.ch1

Biomedical Optics: Principles and Imaging

Biomedical Optics: Principles and Imaging

How to Cite

Wang, L. V. and Wu, H.-I. (2009) Introduction, in Biomedical Optics: Principles and Imaging, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470177013.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 JUL 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471743040

Online ISBN: 9780470177013



  • biological tissue;
  • light-matter interaction;
  • optical imaging;
  • image characterization;
  • fluorescence


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Motivation for Optical Imaging

  • General Behavior of Light in Biological Tissue

  • Basic Physics of Light-Matter Interaction

  • Absorption and its Biological Origins

  • Scattering and its Biological Origins

  • Polarization and its Biological Origins

  • Fluorescence and its Biological Origins

  • Image Characterization