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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 5 — Aug. 27, 2001
  • pp: 254–259

Propagation of polarized light in birefringent turbid media: time-resolved simulations

Xueding Wang and Lihong V. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 5, pp. 254-259 (2001)

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A Monte Carlo model was used to analyze the propagation of polarized light in linearly birefringent turbid media, such as fibrous tissues. Linearly and circularly polarized light sources were used to demonstrate the change of polarizations in turbid media with different birefringent parameters. Videos of spatially distributed polarization states of light backscattered from or propagating in birefringent media are presented.

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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 12, 2001
Published: August 27, 2001

Xueding Wang and Lihong Wang, "Propagation of polarized light in birefringent turbid media: time-resolved simulations," Opt. Express 9, 254-259 (2001)

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