Light Propagation in Two Layer Tissues with an Irregular Interface Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2008

start page

  • 67

end page

  • 73


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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1084-7529

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-8532


  • We study light propagation in a half-space composed of two homogeneous layers each having different optical properties from the other. This problem is a model for light propagation in tissues composed of a thin epithelial layer supported from below by a thick stromal layer. The interface between the two layers is irregular. Assuming that this interface is a small perturbation of a plane that is parallel to the boundary surface, we obtain an asymptotic approximation to the solution. We give a numerical method to compute this asymptotic approximation. Finally, we show how to recover this irregular interface surface from boundary measurements when the optical properties of the two layers are known.TambiĆ©n citado en The Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 15:3 (2008)