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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1866–1873

Revised Kubelka-Munk theory. III. A general theory of light propagation in scattering and absorptive media

Li Yang and Stanley J. Miklavcic  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 1866-1873 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.22.001866


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Abstract

A generally applicable theoretical model describing light propagating through turbid media is proposed. The theory is a generalization of the revised Kubelka-Munk theory, extending its applicability to accommodate a wider range of absorption influences. A general expression for a factor taking into account the effect of scattering on the total photon path traversed in a turbid medium is derived. The extended model is applied to systems of ink-dyed paper sheets--mixtures of wood fibers with dyes--which represent examples of systems that have thus far eluded the original Kubelka-Munk model. The results of simulations of the spectral dependence of Kubelka-Munk coefficients of absorption and scattering show that they compare very well with those derived from experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

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Li Yang and Stanley J. Miklavcic, "Revised Kubelka-Munk theory. III. A general theory of light propagation in scattering and absorptive media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 1866-1873 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-22-9-1866


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