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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — May. 12, 2008
  • pp: 7435–7446

Full characterization of anisotropic diffuse light.

P. M. Johnson, Sanli Faez, and Ad Lagendijk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 7435-7446 (2008)

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We demonstrate a method for fully characterizing diffuse transport of light in a statistically anisotropic opaque material. Our technique provides a simple means of determining all parameters governing anisotropic diffusion. Anisotropy in the diffusion constant, the mean free path, and the extrapolation length are, for the first time, determined independently. These results show that the anisotropic diffusion model is effective for modeling transport in anisotropic samples, providing that the light is allowed to travel several times the transport mean free path from the source.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: March 31, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 2008
Published: May 7, 2008

P. M. Johnson, Sanli Faez, and Ad Lagendijk, "Full characterization of anisotropic diffuse light," Opt. Express 16, 7435-7446 (2008)

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