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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2013
  • pp: 400–408

Influence investigation of a void region on modeling light propagation in a heterogeneous medium

Defu Yang, Xueli Chen, Shenghan Ren, Xiaochao Qu, Jie Tian, and Jimin Liang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 400-408 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.000400


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Abstract

A void region exists in some biological tissues, and previous studies have shown that inaccurate images would be obtained if it were not processed. A hybrid radiosity–diffusion method (HRDM) that couples the radiosity theory and the diffusion equation has been proposed to deal with the void problem and has been well demonstrated in two-dimensional and three-dimensional (3D) simple models. However, the extent of the impact of the void region on the accuracy of modeling light propagation has not been investigated. In this paper, we first implemented and verified the HRDM in 3D models, including both the regular geometries and a digital mouse model, and then investigated the influences of the void region on modeling light propagation in a heterogeneous medium. Our investigation results show that the influence of the region can be neglected when the size of the void is less than a certain range, and other cases must be taken into account.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: August 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2012
Published: January 11, 2013

Virtual Issues
Vol. 8, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Defu Yang, Xueli Chen, Shenghan Ren, Xiaochao Qu, Jie Tian, and Jimin Liang, "Influence investigation of a void region on modeling light propagation in a heterogeneous medium," Appl. Opt. 52, 400-408 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-3-400


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