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Time-resolved polarization imaging: Monte Carlo simulation
Author(s): Gang Yao; Lihong V. Wang
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Paper Abstract

Monte Carlo method was used to simulate time resolved polarization imaging in turbid media. Mie theory was used to calculate the Meuller matrix of a single scattering event. In the simulation, the Stokes vector of each incident photon package was traced. The summation of the Stokes vectors of the traced photon packages gave the total output Stokes vector. The time integrated Mueller matrix of transmittance and reflectance light of a turbid media were calculated. The transmittance Mueller matrix and reflectance Mueller matrix have very different patterns. The time resolved 2D images of degree of polarization (DOP) for transmitted light and reflected light were calculated. The patterns showed different features for linearly polarized incident light and for circularly polarized light. The DOP patterns were also related to the scattering properties of the sample. The time resolved 2D DOP of the internal optical flux was also calculated. The DOP evolution was demonstrated vividly by the simulation results. The different patterns for linearly/circularly polarized light were compared. Linearly polarized light survived longer in turbid media with a small particle size. Circularly polarized light survived longer in turbid media with a larger particle size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4257, Laser-Tissue Interaction XII: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, (9 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434692
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Gang Yao, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Lihong V. Wang, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4257:
Laser-Tissue Interaction XII: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical
Donald Dean Duncan; Donald Dean Duncan; Steven L. Jacques; Peter C. Johnson; Peter C. Johnson, Editor(s)

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