In this chapter we hope to give a technological review of near-infrared light and systems, discuss optode design considerations including background on the fiber design as it relates to this field and finally touch on current trends and applications. For the latter, we will focus on diffusion theory and simulation of photon propagation using a head model. We will follow this with concluding remarks.
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