Abstract

We show that light transport in a turbid medium can be described by a path integral with a quasi-particle Lagrangian. The most probable trajectory over which photons can be found can be obtained from this Lagrangian. This approach extends the diffusion approximation to the near-diffusive regime, in which photons travel only a few transport mean free paths.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Model for photon migration in turbid biological media

R. F. Bonner, R. Nossal, S. Havlin, and G. H. Weiss
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(3) 423-432 (1987)

Distribution of the paths of early-arriving photons traversing a turbid medium

Joshua N. Winn, Lev T. Perelman, Kun Chen, Jun Wu, Ramachandra R. Dasari, and Michael S. Feld
Appl. Opt. 37(34) 8085-8091 (1998)

Diffuse reflectance from turbid media: an analytical model of photon migration

Jun Wu, Firooz Partovi, Michael S. Field, and Richard P. Rava
Appl. Opt. 32(7) 1115-1121 (1993)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (21)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription