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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1395–1397

Transition from the ballistic to the diffusive regime in a turbid medium

Andre Yaroshevsky, Ziv Glasser, Er’el Granot, and Shmuel Sternklar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1395-1397 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001395


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Abstract

By varying the absorption coefficient and width of an intralipid–India ink solution in a quasi-one-dimensional experiment, we investigate the transition between the ballistic and the diffusive regimes. The medium’s attenuation coefficient changes abruptly between two different values within a single mean free path. This problem is analyzed both experimentally and theoretically, and it is demonstrated that the transition location depends on the scattering coefficient as well as on the measuring solid angle.

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OCIS Codes
(110.7050) Imaging systems : Turbid media
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2011
Published: April 12, 2011

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Citation
Andre Yaroshevsky, Ziv Glasser, Er’el Granot, and Shmuel Sternklar, "Transition from the ballistic to the diffusive regime in a turbid medium," Opt. Lett. 36, 1395-1397 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-8-1395

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