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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 552–571

Modeling boundary measurements of scattered light using the corrected diffusion approximation

Ossi Lehtikangas, Tanja Tarvainen, and Arnold D. Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 552-571 (2012)

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We study the modeling and simulation of steady-state measurements of light scattered by a turbid medium taken at the boundary. In particular, we implement the recently introduced corrected diffusion approximation in two spatial dimensions to model these boundary measurements. This implementation uses expansions in plane wave solutions to compute boundary conditions and the additive boundary layer correction, and a finite element method to solve the diffusion equation. We show that this corrected diffusion approximation models boundary measurements substantially better than the standard diffusion approximation in comparison to numerical solutions of the radiative transport equation.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media
(290.1990) Scattering : Diffusion

ToC Category:
Optics of Tissue and Turbid Media

Original Manuscript: January 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2012
Published: February 21, 2012

Ossi Lehtikangas, Tanja Tarvainen, and Arnold D. Kim, "Modeling boundary measurements of scattered light using the corrected diffusion approximation," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 552-571 (2012)

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