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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 3 — Feb. 29, 2012

Picosecond time scale modification of forward scattered light induced by absorption inside particles

Myriam Kervella, Françoix-Xavier d’Abzac, François Hache, Laurent Hespel, and Thibault Dartigalongue  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 32-41 (2012)

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The aim of this work is to evaluate the influence of absorption processes on the Time Of Flight (TOF) of the light scattered out of a thick medium in the forward direction. We use a Monte-Carlo simulation with temporal phase function and Debye modes. The main result of our study is that absorption inside the particle induces a decrease of the TOF on a picosecond time scale, measurable with a femtosecond laser apparatus. This decrease, which exhibits a neat sensitivity to the absorption coefficient of particles, could provide an efficient way to measure this absorption.

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OCIS Codes
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

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Original Manuscript: September 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2011
Published: December 20, 2011

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Vol. 7, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Myriam Kervella, Françoix-Xavier d’Abzac, François Hache, Laurent Hespel, and Thibault Dartigalongue, "Picosecond time scale modification of forward scattered light induced by absorption inside particles," Opt. Express 20, 32-41 (2012)

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