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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 16590–16602

Monte Carlo simulation of polarized photon scattering in anisotropic media

Tianliang Yun, Nan Zeng, Wei Li, Dongzhi Li, Xiaoyu Jiang, and Hui Ma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 16590-16602 (2009)

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We present a Monte Carlo simulation program for the propagation of polarized photons in an anisotropic scattering model consisting of poly-dispersed spherical and infinite long cylindrical scatterers. The cylinders are aligned following a Gaussian distribution. Densities and sizes of the spherical and cylindrical scatterers, as well as the orientation of the cylinders are variables for the simulation of different anisotropic media. The good agreement between the simulation and experimental results of polarization imaging confirms the validity of the polarization-dependent Monte Carlo simulation program.

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(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

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Original Manuscript: June 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2009
Published: September 2, 2009

Tianliang Yun, Nan Zeng, Wei Li, Dongzhi Li, Xiaoyu Jiang, and Hui Ma, "Monte Carlo simulation of polarized photon scattering in anisotropic media," Opt. Express 17, 16590-16602 (2009)

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