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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 25 — Dec. 12, 2005
  • pp: 10392–10405

Three Monte Carlo programs of polarized light transport into scattering media: part II

Jessica C. Ramella-Roman, Scott A. Prahl, and Steven L. Jacques  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 25, pp. 10392-10405 (2005)

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Three Monte Carlo programs were developed which keep track of the status of polarization of light traveling through mono-disperse solutions of micro-spheres. These programs were described in detail in our previous article [1]. This paper illustrates a series of Monte Carlo simulations that model common experiments of light transmission and reflection of scattering media. Furthermore the codes were expanded to model light propagating through poly-disperse solutions of micro-spheres of different radii distributions.

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OCIS Codes
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

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Jessica C. Ramella-Roman, Scott A. Prahl, and Steven L. Jacques, "Three Monte Carlo programs of polarized light transport into scattering media: part II," Opt. Express 13, 10392-10405 (2005)

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