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Split operator solution of the time-dependent Maxwell's equations for random scatterers
Author(s): Qichang C. Su; S. Mandel; S. Menon; R. Grobe
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Paper Abstract

We discuss how a spectral-domain method in combination with a split-operator technique can be used to calculate exact solutions of the time-dependent Maxwell's equations. We apply this technique to study the propagation of a light pulse through an inhomogeneous medium consisting of multiple random scatterers. We investigate the validity of the Boltzmann equation by directly comparing its solution with the ensemble averaged Maxwell solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4536, International Workshop on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, (12 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462558
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Qichang C. Su, Illinois State Univ. (United States)
S. Mandel, Illinois State Univ. (United States)
S. Menon, Illinois State Univ. (United States)
R. Grobe, Illinois State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4536:
International Workshop on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine

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