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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 5 — Aug. 28, 2000
  • pp: 198–203

Propagation of polarized light in turbid media: simulated animation sequences

Gang Yao and Lihong V. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 7, Issue 5, pp. 198-203 (2000)

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A time-resolved Monte Carlo technique was used to simulate the propagation of polarized light in turbid media. Calculated quantities include the reflection Mueller matrices, the transmission Mueller matrices, and the degree of polarization (DOP). The effects of the polarization state of the incident light and of the size of scatterers on the propagation of DOP were studied. Results are shown in animation sequences.

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OCIS Codes
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

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Original Manuscript: July 17, 2000
Published: August 28, 2000

Gang Yao and Lihong Wang, "Propagation of polarized light in turbid media: simulated animation sequences," Opt. Express 7, 198-203 (2000)

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