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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 2182–2195

Particle-fixed Monte Carlo model for optical coherence tomography

Guanglei Xiong, Ping Xue, Jigang Wu, Qin Miao, Rui Wang, and Liang Ji  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 2182-2195 (2005)

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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a new technique mainly used in biomedical imaging. We present here a Particle-Fixed Monte Carlo (PFMC) simulation for OCT signal. In the PFMC model, the scattering particles of the sample are assumed to be temporarily fixed and randomly distributed in the simulation of the backscattered light. An efficient partitioning scheme is proposed to speed up this simulation process. The new model explains the exponential decay signal at the interfaces of different media layers observed in OCT experimental measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 8, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2005
Published: March 21, 2005

Guanglei Xiong, Ping Xue, Jigang Wu, Qin Miao, Rui Wang, and Liang Ji, "Particle-fixed Monte Carlo model for optical coherence tomography," Opt. Express 13, 2182-2195 (2005)

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