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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1992
  • pp: 106–109

Reflection and transmission coefficients in plane-parallel layers with refractive-index mismatch

Leonard I. Grossweiner, James L. Karagiannes, Linda Ramball Jones, and Porter W. Johnson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 106-109 (1992)

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A ray-tracing calculation that uses reflection and transmission coefficients for layers with refractive-index matched boundaries leads to the corresponding coefficients for refractive-index mismatch. The model is compared with Monte Carlo calculations for a range of layer parameters. The absorption by a mismatched layer is higher than the corresponding layer with matched boundaries and relatively insensitive to the extent of scattering anisotropy. The model should be useful for practical calculations on biological tissues where refractive-index mismatch is usually present.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 5, 1990
Published: January 1, 1992

Leonard I. Grossweiner, James L. Karagiannes, Linda Ramball Jones, and Porter W. Johnson, "Reflection and transmission coefficients in plane-parallel layers with refractive-index mismatch," Appl. Opt. 31, 106-109 (1992)

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