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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 6 — Jun. 27, 2013

Modeling of laser interactions with composite materials

Charles D. Boley and Alexander M. Rubenchik  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 14, pp. 3329-3337 (2013)

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We develop models of laser interactions with composite materials consisting of fibers embedded within a matrix. A ray-trace model is shown to determine the absorptivity, absorption depth, and optical power enhancement within the material, as well as the angular distribution of the reflected light. We also develop a macroscopic model, which provides physical insight and overall results. We show that the parameters in this model can be determined from the ray trace model.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(080.5692) Geometric optics : Ray trajectories in inhomogeneous media

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Original Manuscript: February 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2013
Published: May 7, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Charles D. Boley and Alexander M. Rubenchik, "Modeling of laser interactions with composite materials," Appl. Opt. 52, 3329-3337 (2013)

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