ECE532 Biomedical Optics
© 1998 Steven L. Jacques, Scott A. Prahl
Oregon Graduate Institute

Steady-state Diffusion theory


The following figures illustrate the transport of light from a steady-state isotropic point source of power within a homogeneous unbounded medium with absorption and scattering properties.

The simulation parameters for the medium are µa = 1.0 cm-1, µs(1 - g) = 10.0 cm-1, nt = 1.33. The total impulse power is Po = 1 W

The steady-state fluence rate F(r) is plotted versus r.

The same data plotted as a semi-log plot

The C program that generated the data in the above figures is listed here.

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