Polarized light transport into scattering media using a quaternion-based Monte Carlo

Jessica C. Ramella-Roman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Polarized light transport into a scattering media can be modeled using polarization sensitive Monte Carlo programs. This Chapter will illustrate one such programs based on quaternion algebra. In the program the polarization reference plane is tracked using two unit-vectors u and v, quaternions are used to accomplish the rotation of the polarization reference plane. Comparison with Adding Doubling models showed that our Monte Carlo algorithm yields results with less than 1% error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
Pages229-241
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
ISSN (Print)18746500

Keywords

  • Monte Carlo
  • Polarization
  • Quaternion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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