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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2734–2743

Hybrid numerical method for solution of the radiative transfer equation in one, two, or three dimensions

Phillip N. Reinersman and Kendall L. Carder  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 13, pp. 2734-2743 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.002734


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Abstract

A hybrid method is presented by which Monte Carlo (MC) techniques are combined with an iterative relaxation algorithm to solve the radiative transfer equation in arbitrary one-, two-, or three-dimensional optical environments. The optical environments are first divided into contiguous subregions, or elements. MC techniques are employed to determine the optical response function of each type of element. The elements are combined, and relaxation techniques are used to determine simultaneously the radiance field on the boundary and throughout the interior of the modeled environment. One-dimensional results compare well with a standard radiative transfer model. The light field beneath and adjacent to a long barge is modeled in two dimensions and displayed. Ramifications for underwater video imaging are discussed. The hybrid model is currently capable of providing estimates of the underwater light field needed to expedite inspection of ship hulls and port facilities.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 26, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2003
Published: May 1, 2004

Citation
Phillip N. Reinersman and Kendall L. Carder, "Hybrid numerical method for solution of the radiative transfer equation in one, two, or three dimensions," Appl. Opt. 43, 2734-2743 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-13-2734

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