Monte Carlo simulation and experiments of pulsed radiative transfer

Zhixiong Guo, Janice Aber, Bruce A. Garetz, Sunil Kumar

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A three-dimensional Monte Carlo simulation of transient radiative transfer is performed for short pulse laser transport in scattering and absorbing media. Experimental results of a 60 ps pulse laser transmission in scattering media are presented and compared with simulation. Good agreement between the Monte Carlo simulation and experimental measurement is found. The refractive index of the scattering particles is found to influence strongly the prediction of transmitted pulse shape. The temporal shape of the transmittance is very weakly influenced by the output detector angle for a diffuse medium. Scaled isotropic scattering modeling is shown to be insufficient in transient three-dimensional radiative transfer for early times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-168
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Issue number2-5
StatePublished - Mar 8 2002


  • Experimental measurement
  • Light scattering
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Transient radiative transfer
  • Ultrafast lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy


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