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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 1997–2005

Comparison of Monte Carlo ray-tracing and photon-tracing methods for calculation of the impulse response on indoor wireless optical channels

Oswaldo González, Silvestre Rodríguez, Rafael Pérez-Jiménez, Beatriz R. Mendoza, and Alejandro Ayala  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 1997-2005 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.001997


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Abstract

We present a comparison between the modified Monte Carlo algorithm (MMCA) and a recently proposed ray-tracing algorithm named as photon-tracing algorithm. Both methods are compared exhaustively according to error analysis and computational costs. We show that the new photon-tracing method offers a solution with a slightly greater error but requiring from considerable less computing time. Moreover, from a practical point of view, the solutions obtained with both algorithms are approximately equivalent, demonstrating the goodness of the new photon-tracing method.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2010
Published: January 19, 2011

Citation
Oswaldo González, Silvestre Rodríguez, Rafael Pérez-Jiménez, Beatriz R. Mendoza, and Alejandro Ayala, "Comparison of Monte Carlo ray-tracing and photon-tracing methods for calculation of the impulse response on indoor wireless optical channels," Opt. Express 19, 1997-2005 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-3-1997


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