Calculating coherent light-wave propagation in large heterogeneous media.

  title={Calculating coherent light-wave propagation in large heterogeneous media.},
  author={Tom Vettenburg and Simon A. R. Horsley and Jacopo Bertolotti},
  journal={Optics express},
  volume={27 9},
Understanding the interaction of light with a highly scattering material is essential for optical microscopy of optically thick and heterogeneous biological tissues. Ensemble-averaged analytic solutions cannot provide more than general predictions for relatively simple cases. Yet, biological tissues contain chiral organic molecules and many of the cells' structures are birefringent, a property exploited by polarization microscopy for label-free imaging. Solving Maxwell's equations in such… 

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