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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 596–602

Self-consistent scattering theory for the radiative transport equation

Arnold D. Kim and John C. Schotland  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 596-602 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.23.000596


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Abstract

We study light propagation in a random medium governed by the radiative transport equation. We present a theory for the transport equation with an inhomogeneous absorption coefficient. We obtain an analytical expression for the specific intensity in a uniform absorbing and scattering medium containing a point absorber. Using that result we derive a self-consistent system of integral equations to study a collection of point absorbers. We show numerical results that demonstrate the use of this theory.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: June 2, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2005

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Arnold D. Kim and John C. Schotland, "Self-consistent scattering theory for the radiative transport equation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 596-602 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-23-3-596


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