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A universal numerical treatment of radiative transport equations with differential and integral scattering operators
Author(s): Kevin G. Phillips; Carlo Lancellotti
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Paper Abstract

An investigation of the normal incidence of an infinite plane wave on a slab of uniformly scattering media is undertaken using the PN-method. We demonstrate the computational competitiveness of the PN-method, not only in its ability to provide timely solutions even for strongly anisotropic scattering (g > 0.9), but also in its ability to simultaneously treat various theories of scattering such as the Henyey- Greenstein model, the Fokker-Planck forward scattering approximation using the Laplace-Beltrami operator, and the Leakeas-Larsen rational approximation. We also discuss the extendibility of the method to the study of backscatter and transmission due to normally incident collimated pencil beam illumination.

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Date Published: 11 March 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6864, Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering II, 68640Z (11 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.762508
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin G. Phillips, The CUNY Graduate Ctr. (United States)
Carlo Lancellotti, The CUNY Graduate Ctr. (United States)
The College of Staten Island (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6864:
Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering II
Adam Wax; Vadim Backman, Editor(s)

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