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1 July 2004 Transport theory for light propagation in tissues
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We review the basic theory for the radiative transport equation governing light propagation in biological tissues. The Green's function is the fundamental solution to the transport equation from which all other solutions can be computed. We compute the Green's function as an analytical expansion in plane wave modes. We calculate these plane wave modes numerically using the discrete ordinate method. We use the Green's function to compute the point spread function in a half space composed of a uniform scattering and absorbing medium.
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Arnold D. Kim "Transport theory for light propagation in tissues", Proc. SPIE 5319, Laser Interaction with Tissue and Cells XV, (1 July 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.529978
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