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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 6 — Jun. 13, 2007

Light propagation in multilayered scattering media beyond the diffusive regime

Rachid Elaloufi, Simon Arridge, Romain Pierrat, and Rémi Carminati  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 13, pp. 2528-2539 (2007)

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We describe a method to solve the radiative transfer equation (RTE) in multilayered geometry with index mismatch and demonstrate its potential for modeling light propagation in biological systems. The method is compared to Monte Carlo simulations with high accuracy but is much more efficient in terms of computer time. We illustrate the potential of the method by studying a multilayered system containing a weakly scattering layer surrounded by highly scattering layers, with anisotropic scattering and index mismatched interfaces. The calculation of directional transmitted fluxes has shown that the RTE method can be used to calculate relevant quantities in realistic systems in the presence of nondiffusive behavior.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2006
Published: April 9, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Rachid Elaloufi, Simon Arridge, Romain Pierrat, and Rémi Carminati, "Light propagation in multilayered scattering media beyond the diffusive regime," Appl. Opt. 46, 2528-2539 (2007)

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