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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1580–1588

Monte Carlo simulations of the diffuse backscattering Mueller matrix for highly scattering media

Sebastian Bartel and Andreas H. Hielscher  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 10, pp. 1580-1588 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.001580


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Abstract

We have developed a Monte Carlo algorithm that computes all two-dimensional elements of the diffuse backscattering Mueller matrix for highly scattering media. Using the Stokes–Mueller formalism and scattering amplitudes calculated with Mie theory, we are able to consider polarization-dependent photon propagation in highly scattering media, including linearly and circularly polarized light. The numerically determined matrix elements are compared with experimental data for different particle sizes and show good agreement in both azimuthal and radial direction.

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OCIS Codes
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

History
Original Manuscript: June 14, 1999
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 1999
Published: April 1, 2000

Citation
Sebastian Bartel and Andreas H. Hielscher, "Monte Carlo simulations of the diffuse backscattering Mueller matrix for highly scattering media," Appl. Opt. 39, 1580-1588 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-10-1580

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