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Transport theory for light propagation in tissues
Author(s): Arnold D. Kim
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Paper Abstract

We review the basic theory for the radiative transport equation governing light propagation in biological tissues. The Green's function is the fundamental solution to the transport equation from which all other solutions can be computed. We compute the Green's function as an analytical expansion in plane wave modes. We calculate these plane wave modes numerically using the discrete ordinate method. We use the Green's function to compute the point spread function in a half space composed of a uniform scattering and absorbing medium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5319, Laser Interaction with Tissue and Cells XV, (1 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529978
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Arnold D. Kim, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5319:
Laser Interaction with Tissue and Cells XV
Steven L. Jacques; William P. Roach, Editor(s)

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