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Comparison of polarized light penetration depth in scattering media
Author(s): Simon Rehn; Anne Planat-Chrétien; Michel Berger; Jean-Marc Dinten; Carole Deumié; Anabela da Silva
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Paper Abstract

A polarization-sensitive Monte Carlo model is used to investigate differently polarized light illuminations on their degree of polarization (DOP) depth evolution in a semi-infinite scattering medium. The three-dimensional simulations show that circular polarized light maintains its initial polarization state longer than elliptical or linear polarized light. It was revealed that elliptical polarization can be tuned so that its DOP depth evolution can be precisely chosen between the penetration depths of linearly and circularly polarized light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8088, Diffuse Optical Imaging III, 80881I (14 June 2011);
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Simon Rehn, Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Univ. (France)
CEA, LETI (France)
Anne Planat-Chrétien, CEA, LETI (France)
Michel Berger, CEA, LETI (France)
Jean-Marc Dinten, CEA, LETI (France)
Carole Deumié, Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Univ. (France)
Anabela da Silva, Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Univ. (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8088:
Diffuse Optical Imaging III
Andreas H. Hielscher; Paola Taroni, Editor(s)

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