Anisotropic Diffusion of Light in a Strongly Scattering Material

P.M. Johnson, Boris P.J. Bret, Jaime Gómez Rivas, John J. Kelly, Aart Lagendijk

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Light transport in a strongly scattering, strongly anisotropic material is studied experimentally using both static and time-resolved techniques. Both the static and the dynamic results are well characterized by a diffusion equation with an anisotropic diffusion tensor and a scalar absorption term. Light diffuses 4.0 times faster along the uniaxial axis of the material compared with diffusion in the orthogonal directions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number243901
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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