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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 9 — Jul. 6, 2010

Light diffusion in a turbid cylinder. I. Homogeneous case

André Liemert and Alwin Kienle  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 9, pp. 9456-9473 (2010)

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This paper is the first of two dealing with light diffusion in a turbid cylinder. The diffusion equation was solved for a homogeneous finite cylinder that is illuminated at an arbitrary location. Three solutions were derived for an incident δ-light source in the steady-state, frequency, and time domains, respectively, applying different integral transformations. The performance of these solutions was compared with respect to accuracy and speed. Excellent agreement between the solutions, of which some are very fast (< 10ms), was found. Six of the nine solutions were extended to a circular flat beam which is incident onto the top side. Furthermore, the validity of the solutions was tested against Monte Carlo simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2010
Published: April 21, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

André Liemert and Alwin Kienle, "Light diffusion in a turbid cylinder. I. Homogeneous case," Opt. Express 18, 9456-9473 (2010)

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