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Massively parallelized Monte Carlo software to calculate the light propagation in arbitrarily shaped 3D turbid media
Author(s): Christian Zoller; Ansgar Hohmann; Thomas Ertl; Alwin Kienle
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Paper Abstract

The Monte Carlo method is often referred as the gold standard to calculate the light propagation in turbid media [1]. Especially for complex shaped geometries where no analytical solutions are available the Monte Carlo method becomes very important [1, 2]. In this work a Monte Carlo software is presented, to simulate the light propagation in complex shaped geometries. To improve the simulation time the code is based on OpenCL such that graphics cards can be used as well as other computing devices. Within the software an illumination concept is presented to realize easily all kinds of light sources, like spatial frequency domain (SFD), optical fibers or Gaussian beam profiles. Moreover different objects, which are not connected to each other, can be considered simultaneously, without any additional preprocessing. This Monte Carlo software can be used for many applications. In this work the transmission spectrum of a tooth and the color reconstruction of a virtual object are shown, using results from the Monte Carlo software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2017
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10412, Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging VI, 1041223 (25 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2286079
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Christian Zoller, Institute für Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik (Germany)
Ansgar Hohmann, Institute für Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik (Germany)
Thomas Ertl, Dentsply Sirona (Germany)
Alwin Kienle, Institute für Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10412:
Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging VI
Hamid Dehghani; Heidrun Wabnitz, Editor(s)

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