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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2000
  • pp: 2046–2055

Real-space Green’s function calculation for the solution of the diffusion equation in stratified turbid media

Jean-Michel Tualle, Jérôme Prat, Eric Tinet, and Sigrid Avrillier  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 2046-2055 (2000)

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We have derived the space–time Green’s function for the diffusion equation in layered turbid media, starting from the case of a planar interface between two random scattering media. This new approach for working directly in real space permits highly efficient numerical processing, which is a decisive criterion for the feasibility of the inverse problem in biomedical optics. The results obtained by this method in the case of a two-layered medium are compared with Monte Carlo simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(110.7050) Imaging systems : Turbid media
(290.1990) Scattering : Diffusion

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2000
Published: November 1, 2000

Jean-Michel Tualle, Jérôme Prat, Eric Tinet, and Sigrid Avrillier, "Real-space Green’s function calculation for the solution of the diffusion equation in stratified turbid media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17, 2046-2055 (2000)

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