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Doronin, A., Vera, N., Staforelli, J., Coelho, P., & Meglinski, I. (2019). Propagation of Cylindrical Vector Laser Beams in Turbid Tissue-Like Scattering Media. Photonics, 6(2), 56.

Propagation of cylindrical vector laser beams in turbid tissue-like scattering media

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Author: Doronin, Alexander1; Vera, Nicolás2; Staforelli, Juan P.2;
Organizations: 1School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
2Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, Universidad de Concepción, P.O. Box 160-C, Concepción 4070386, Chile
3Facultad de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad San Sebastián, Lientur 1457, Concepción 4080871, Chile
4Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques, University of Oulu, 90570 Oulu, Finland
5Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Biophotonics, National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk 634050, Russia
6Institute of Engineering Physics for Biomedicine (PhysBio), National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI”, Moscow 115409, Russia
7Aston Institute of Materials Research, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
8School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
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Language: English
Published: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-08-13


We explore the propagation of the cylindrical vector beams (CVB) in turbid tissue-like scattering medium in comparison with the conventional Gaussian laser beam. The study of propagation of CVB and Gaussian laser beams in the medium is performed utilizing the unified electric field Monte Carlo model. The implemented Monte Carlo model is a part of a generalized on-line computational tool and utilizes parallel computing, executed on the NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) supporting Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA). Using extensive computational studies, we demonstrate that after propagation through the turbid tissue-like scattering medium, the degree of fringe contrast for CVB becomes at least twice higher in comparison to the conventional linearly polarized Gaussian beam. The results of simulations agree with the results of experimental studies. Both experimental and theoretical results suggest that there is a high potential of the application of CVB in the diagnosis of biological tissues.

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Series: Photonics
ISSN: 2304-6732
ISSN-E: 2304-6732
ISSN-L: 2304-6732
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Article number: 56
DOI: 10.3390/photonics6020056
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: Authors acknowledge partial support from INFOTECH and the Academy of Finland (grant projects: 311698), Victoria University of Wellington (OCL grant: 220732), MEPhI Academic Excellence Project (Contract No. 02.a03.21.0005), National Research Tomsk State University Academic D.I. Mendeleev Fund Program, FONDECYT (1171013), and CONICYT+PAI (77180078)
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 311698
Detailed Information: 311698 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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