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Time-dependent evolution of 2D Mueller matrix elements
Author(s): I. Berezhnyy; A. Dogariu
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Paper Abstract

A novel Monte Carlo simulation algorithm is presented for modeling the time evolution of diffuse light backscattering in a highly turbid medium. The computational approach is based on the Mie scattering theory and uses the Stokes vector-Mueller matrix formalism for simulating the polarized light propagation. We applied the algorithm to calculate a time sequence of 2D Mueller matrices (time resolved two-dimensional polarization patterns) characterizing the temporal evolution of a scattering process in a turbid medium. The generated time-resolved 2D Mueller matrices are compared to time-resolved 2D Mueller matrices obtained experimentally [1].

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5888, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing II, 58880K (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617246
Show Author Affiliations
I. Berezhnyy, College of Optics and Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
A. Dogariu, College of Optics and Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5888:
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing II
Joseph A. Shaw; J. Scott Tyo, Editor(s)

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