29 August 2008 Modeling of femtosecond pulse propagation through dense scattering media
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The aim of this work is to contribute to a better determination of the optical parameters for dense scattering media. We study the interaction of femtosecond polarized light pulse with a scattering medium considering Monte Carlo simulation. The Monte Carlo scheme is based on temporal photon tracking, including a pseudo Monte Carlo approximation associated to two small detectors in forward and backward directions. The statistical scattering properties are derived from temporal phase matrices, which are evaluated through a scanning of frequency associated to the Lorenz-Mie theory. We specially focused our attention on solid rocket motor modelling. In such scattering medium, large optical thickness, various bimodal particle size distributions and concentration gradients could be observed. Moreover, such media consists in a suspension of big particles (typically 100 &mgr;m diameter). The understanding of the scattering process of such particles needs the introduction of Debye modes. We will explain the contribution of these modes and give an example with a numerical application.
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Nicolas Rivière, Nicolas Rivière, Marie Barthélèmy, Marie Barthélèmy, Thibault Dartigalongue, Thibault Dartigalongue, Laurent Hespel, Laurent Hespel, } "Modeling of femtosecond pulse propagation through dense scattering media", Proc. SPIE 7065, Reflection, Scattering, and Diffraction from Surfaces, 70650X (29 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.794980; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.794980

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