Glucose dispersion measurement using white-light LCI

J. Liu, M. Bagherzadeh, C. K. Hitzenberger, M. Pircher, Robert Zawadzki, A. F. Fercher

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We measured second order dispersion of glucose solution using a Michelson Low Coherent Interferometer (LCI). Three different glucose concentrations: 20mg/dl (hypoglycemia), l00mg/dl (normal level), and 500mg/dl (hyperglycemia) are investigated over the wavelength range O.5μm to 0.85μm, and the investigation shows that different concentrations are associated with different second-order dispersions. The second-order dispersions for wavelengths from 0.55μm to 0.8μm are determined by Fourier analysis of the interferogram. This approach can be applied to measure the second-order dispersion for distinguishing the different glucose concentrations. It can be considered as a potentially noninvasive method to determine glucose concentration in human eye. A brief discussion is presented in this poster as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-351
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 5 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventPROGRESS IN BIOMEDICAL OPTICS AND IMAGING: Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 27 2003Jan 29 2003


  • Coherence and statistical optics
  • Dispersion
  • Interferometry
  • Optical properties
  • Thermal light sources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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