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.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
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)