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Time-resolved polarization imaging: Monte Carlo simulation

Yao, Gang and Wang, Lihong V. (2001) Time-resolved polarization imaging: Monte Carlo simulation. In: Laser-Tissue Interaction XII: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4257. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 101-109. ISBN 9780819439352.

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Monte Carlo method was used to simulate time resolved polarization imaging in turbid media. Mie theory was used to calculate the Meuller matrix of a single scattering event. In the simulation, the Stokes vector of each incident photon package was traced. The summation of the Stokes vectors of the traced photon packages gave the total output Stokes vector. The time integrated Mueller matrix of transmittance and reflectance light of a turbid media were calculated. The transmittance Mueller matrix and reflectance Mueller matrix have very different patterns. The time resolved 2D images of degree of polarization (DOP) for transmitted light and reflected light were calculated. The patterns showed different features for linearly polarized incident light and for circularly polarized light. The DOP patterns were also related to the scattering properties of the sample. The time resolved 2D DOP of the internal optical flux was also calculated. The DOP evolution was demonstrated vividly by the simulation results. The different patterns for linearly/circularly polarized light were compared. Linearly polarized light survived longer in turbid media with a small particle size. Circularly polarized light survived longer in turbid media with a larger particle size.

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Additional Information:© 2001 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This project was sponsored in part by National Institutes of Health grants R29 CA68562, R01 CA71980, and R21 CA83760, National Science Foundation grant BES-9734491, and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grant 000512-0123-1999.
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NIHR29 CA68562
NIHR01 CA71980
NIHR21 CA83760
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board000512-0123-1999
Subject Keywords:Polarization, Mueller matrix, turbid media, time resolved Monte Carlo
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:4257
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Official Citation:Gang Yao, Lihong V. Wang, "Time-resolved polarization imaging: Monte Carlo simulation," Proc. SPIE 4257, Laser-Tissue Interaction XII: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, (9 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434692
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