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Diffusion theory for multilayered scattering media
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Paper Abstract

We present an approximation to light propagation through skin using an improved multilayered diffusion equation. This equation allows for the influence of multiple layers on diffusely reflected light to be considered; which is accomplished by embedding imaginary point sources in the medium that correspond to each layer's transport mean free path. The new approximation is then compared to a previous two-layer solution by Farrell et al. to verify improvement as well as to results from Monte Carlo simulations to verify accuracy.

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Date Published: 15 April 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5695, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XVI, (15 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.590886
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Joseph Hollmann, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Lihong V. Wang, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5695:
Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XVI
Steven L. Jacques; William P. Roach, Editor(s)

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