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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2013
  • pp: 437–439

Exploiting breakdown of the similarity relation for diffuse light transport: simultaneous retrieval of scattering anisotropy and diffusion constant

T. Svensson, R. Savo, E. Alerstam, K. Vynck, M. Burresi, and D. S. Wiersma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 437-439 (2013)

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As manifested in the similarity relation of diffuse light transport, it is difficult to assess single scattering characteristics from multiply scattered light. We take advantage of the limited validity of the diffusion approximation of light transport and demonstrate, experimentally and numerically, that even deep into the multiple scattering regime, time-resolved detection of transmitted light allows simultaneous assessment of both single scattering anisotropy and scattering mean free path, and therefore also macroscopic parameters like the diffusion constant and the transport mean free path. This is achieved via careful assessment of early light and matching against Monte Carlo simulations of radiative transfer.

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OCIS Codes
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

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Original Manuscript: November 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 2012
Published: February 8, 2013

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T. Svensson, R. Savo, E. Alerstam, K. Vynck, M. Burresi, and D. S. Wiersma, "Exploiting breakdown of the similarity relation for diffuse light transport: simultaneous retrieval of scattering anisotropy and diffusion constant," Opt. Lett. 38, 437-439 (2013)

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