ECE532 Biomedical Optics
Steven L. Jacques, Scott A. Prahl
Oregon Graduate Institute
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Chapter 4

Monte Carlo simulations:


Monte Carlo programming code is available from various sources, and there are many books on the subject. This chapter is intended to conveniently and quickly enable the student to begin using the Monte Carlo method to model photon transport. Further reading is recommended for the serious student.

This chapter begins with an overview of the basic Monte Carlo method for sampling a probability density function:

The chapter presents two sections that describe minimal programs for two types of simulation:

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