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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2000
  • pp: 4669–4683

Stochastic modeling of paper structure and Monte Carlo simulation of light scattering

Kim Green, Lars Lamberg, and Kari Lumme  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 25, pp. 4669-4683 (2000)

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A simplified stochastic model for the fiber structure of paper is introduced. The packing density and optical thickness of the fiber network are derived analytically, and their dependence on fiber characteristics can be seen. We undertake a Monte Carlo simulation of light scattering that is based on geometrical optics, using a realization of the model, which gives packing densities and optical thicknesses well in accordance with those given by the stochastic model and the scattering quantities as functions of three angles.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

Original Manuscript: December 6, 1999
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2000
Published: September 1, 2000

Kim Green, Lars Lamberg, and Kari Lumme, "Stochastic modeling of paper structure and Monte Carlo simulation of light scattering," Appl. Opt. 39, 4669-4683 (2000)

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