Illinois Tools: Bio Photonics Simulator

By Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh1, Nahil Sobh1

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Simulate passage of light through biological tissue using FDTD

Launch Tool

You must login before you can run this tool.

Version 1.1b - published on 30 Mar 2016

doi:10.4231/D3445HD45 cite this

Open source: license | download

View All Supporting Documents

    Frequency Spectrum SCREENSHOT #2



Published on


This tool simulates the passage of light through biological tissue. The injected pulse of light obtained at the screen is analyzed to observe spectral redistribution induced due the spatial co-relation of the tissue sample.

Powered by



Prof. Gabriel Popescu, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois


R. Zhu, S. Sridharan, K. Tangella, A. Balla and G.Popescu, Correlation induced spectral changes in tissues, Opt. Lett., 36 (21), 2011.

Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh (2016), "Illinois Tools: Bio Photonics Simulator," (DOI: 10.4231/D3445HD45).

    BibTex | EndNote