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Appl Opt. 2000 Apr 1;39(10):1580-8.

Monte Carlo simulations of the diffuse backscattering mueller matrix for highly scattering media.

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Department of Pathology, Box 25, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11203, USA.


We have developed a Monte Carlo algorithm that computes all two-dimensional elements of the diffuse backscattering Mueller matrix for highly scattering media. Using the Stokes-Mueller formalism and scattering amplitudes calculated with Mie theory, we are able to consider polarization-dependent photon propagation in highly scattering media, including linearly and circularly polarized light. The numerically determined matrix elements are compared with experimental data for different particle sizes and show good agreement in both azimuthal and radial direction.

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