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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2008
  • pp: 131–133

Doppler effect’s contribution to ultrasonic modulation of multiply scattered coherent light: Monte Carlo modeling

Jovan M. Elazar and Oleg Steshenko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 131-133 (2008)

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Modulation of light by ultrasound in turbid media is investigated by modified public domain software based on the Monte Carlo algorithm. Apart from the recognized modulation mechanisms, originating in scatterers’ displacements and refractive index modulation, an additional mechanism, evolving from Doppler shift during photon scattering, is considered. Comparison of the relative contributions from all three mechanisms to light modulation by ultrasound is performed for different medium scattering properties and ultrasound frequencies. Refractive index modulation remains the strongest mechanism for light modulation by ultrasound, but for high ultrasound frequencies and for large scattering coefficients the Doppler effect can become dominant.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: August 31, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2007
Published: January 9, 2008

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Jovan M. Elazar and Oleg Steshenko, "Doppler effect's contribution to ultrasonic modulation of multiply scattered coherent light: Monte Carlo modeling," Opt. Lett. 33, 131-133 (2008)

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