Discrete-ordinates solution of short-pulsed laser transport in two-dimensional turbid media

Zhixiong Guo, Sunil Kumar

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The discrete-ordinates method is formulated to solve transient radiative transfer with the incorporation of a transient term in the transfer equation in two-dimensional rectangular enclosures containing absorbing, emitting, and anisotropically scattering media subject to diffuse and/or collimated laser irradiation. The governing equations resulting from the discrete-ordinates discretization of the angular directions are further discretized in the spatial and the temporal domains by the finite-volume approach. The current formulation is suitable for solving transient laser transport in turbid media as well as for steady-state radiative transfer in many engineering problems. The method is applied to several example problems and compared with existing steady-state solutions and Monte Carlo transient solutions. Good agreement is found in all cases. Short-pulsed laser interaction and propagation in a turbid medium with high scattering albedo are studied. The imaging of an inhomogeneous zone inside a turbid medium is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3156-3163
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Optics
Volume40
Issue number19
StatePublished - Jul 1 2001

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Discrete-ordinates solution of short-pulsed laser transport in two-dimensional turbid media. / Guo, Zhixiong; Kumar, Sunil.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 40, No. 19, 01.07.2001, p. 3156-3163.

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