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Bridging the gap between Maxwell and Boltzmann theories for light migration in model biomedia
Author(s): Qichang Su; M. Narter; S. Menon; R. Grobe
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the validity of the Boltzmann equation by directly comparing its solution with the ensemble averaged Maxwell solution for a system of randomly arranged plane parallel dielectric layers. We show how the calculation of the usual Boltzmann scattering coefficient from microscopic parameters can be improved to permit a better agreement with the exact Maxwell data.

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Date Published: 8 December 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5254, Third International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, (8 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.546097
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Qichang Su, Illinois State Univ. (United States)
M. Narter, Illinois State Univ. (United States)
S. Menon, Illinois State Univ. (United States)
R. Grobe, Illinois State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5254:
Third International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine
Qingming Luo; Valery V. Tuchin; Min Gu; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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