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Monte Carlo simulation of photon migration in turbid random media based on the object-oriented programming paradigm
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Paper Abstract

The advantages of using method Monte Carlo for simulation of radiative transfer in complex turbid random media like biological tissues are well recognized. However, in most practical applications the wave nature of probing optical radiation is ignored, and its propagation is considered in terms of neutral particles, so-called photon packets. Nevertheless, when the interference, polarization or coherent effects of scattering of optical/laser radiation constitute the fundamental principle of a particular optical technique the wave nature of optical radiation must be considered and taken into account. In current report we present the state-of-the art and the development prospects for application of method Monte Carlo to the point of taking into account the wave properties of optical radiation. We also introduce a novel Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) paradigm accelerated by Graphics Processing Unit that provides an opportunity to escalate the performance of standard Monte Carlo simulation up to 100 times.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7907, Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering V, 790709 (11 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.879558
Show Author Affiliations
Alex Doronin, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)
Igor Meglinski, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7907:
Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering V
Adam P. Wax; Vadim Backman, Editor(s)

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