Free-Space Propagation of Diffuse Light: Theory and Experiments

Jorge Ripoll, Ralf B. Schulz, Vasilis Ntziachristos

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In this Letter we present a simple and novel theoretical approach for modeling the intensity distribution from an arbitrarily shaped turbid volume in a noncontact geometry by considering diffuse light propagation in free space. This theory is validated with experiments for a diffusive volume of known geometry in a noncontact situation, both with and without the presence of an embedded absorber. The implications of this new formulation in the context of optical tomography in turbid media are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2 Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes


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