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Detailed operation procedure of three polarized Monte Carlo programs and compulsory optimizations
Author(s): Xin Cheng; Xiangzhao Wang; Feng Tang; Peng Bu
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Paper Abstract

Propagation of light into randomly dispersed scattering media is a complicated problem that can be numerically simulated using statistical methods such as Monte Carlo. Jacques et al. have built three different Polarized Monte Carlo (PMC) programs (under UNIX terminal) to keep track of the status of polarization of light traveling through scattering media. However, several unexpected incidents such as running termination and datum overflow occur when the three PMC programs are executed. In this paper, based on a detailed description of the operation procedure of the three PMC programs, we analyze the reasons for termination and overflow and propose optimization method. The operation procedure exhibits that our compulsory optimizations make the programs run normally. Comparison with previous works shows that the optimized programs can generate more exact results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7280, Seventh International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, 72800G (6 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820596
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Xin Cheng, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Xiangzhao Wang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Feng Tang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Peng Bu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7280:
Seventh International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine
Qingming Luo; Lihong V. Wang; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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