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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Hybrid Green’s function of the time-dependent radiative transfer equation for anisotropically scattering semi-infinite media
Author(s): Emanuel Simon; Florian Foschum; Alwin Kienle

Paper Abstract

A semi-infinite space Green’s function of the time-dependent radiative transfer equation is derived based upon an exact solution for anisotropic scattering in infinite space and the approximated extrapolated boundary condition. The obtained solution is compared to Monte Carlo simulations and used for retrieving the optical parameters of simulated data in a nonlinear fit. It is shown that the solution performs well for boundaries with mismatched refractive indices. The relative errors in the fitted optical parameters are considerably smaller than by using the diffusion theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 2013
PDF: 7 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 18(1) 015001 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.1.015001
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 18, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Emanuel Simon, Univ. Ulm (Germany)
Florian Foschum, Univ. Ulm (Germany)
Alwin Kienle, Univ. Ulm (Germany)

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