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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3444–3446

Generalized coupled photon transport equations for handling correlated photon streams with distinct frequencies

Chintha C. Handapangoda, Malin Premaratne, and Saeid Nahavandi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 16, pp. 3444-3446 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003444


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Abstract

A generalized form of coupled photon transport equations that can handle correlated light beams with distinct frequencies is introduced. The derivation is based on the principle of energy conservation. For a single frequency, the current formulation reduces to a standard photon transport equation, and for fluorescence and phosphorescence, the diffusion models derived from the proposed photon transport model match for homogenous media. The generalized photon transport model is extended to handle wideband inputs in the frequency domain.

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OCIS Codes
(110.7050) Imaging systems : Turbid media
(170.3340) Medical optics and biotechnology : Laser Doppler velocimetry
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: March 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2012
Published: August 13, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Chintha C. Handapangoda, Malin Premaratne, and Saeid Nahavandi, "Generalized coupled photon transport equations for handling correlated photon streams with distinct frequencies," Opt. Lett. 37, 3444-3446 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-16-3444


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