Light Scattering in Random Media (Theory)
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We theoretically and experimentally study the space-time properties of coherent and incoherent electromagnetic radiation and its linear interaction with heterogeneous dielectric media. Our sub-projects reflect a mixture of fundamental as well as applied problems, ranging from investigations of light localization based on Maxwell theory, improvements of the Boltzmann and diffusion equations, and our first in-house experiments.


Selected Publications

"High-frequency limit of photon density waves in turbid media"
T.P. Garvin, M. Narter, S. Menon, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Las. Phys. 18, 211 (2008).

"Velocity half-sphere model for multiple scattering in a semi-infinite medium"
S. Menon, Q. Su and R. Grobe Phy. Rev. E 75, 053817 1-9 (2007).

"Non-perturbative retrieval of the scattering strength in 1D media"
K.D. Lamb, S. Menon, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Phys. Rev. E 74, 061903 (2006).

"Optical characteristics of a turbid medium between two mirrors"
R. Wenning, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Las. Phys. 16, 631 (2006).

"Determination of g and mu in multiple light scattering in turbid media"
S. Menon, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153904 1-4 (2005).

"Inversion algorithm for intensity modulated light in 1D turbid media"
K.N. McGill, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Las. Phys. 15, 552 (2005).

"A generalized diffusion solution for light scattering from anisotropic sources"
S. Menon, Q. Su and R. Grobe Opt. Lett 30, 1542-1544 (2005).

"Imaging in turbid media with intensity modulated lasers"
G.H. Rutherford, M. Narter, S. Menon, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Las. Phys. 16, 627-630 (2006).

"The transmission and reflection of light interacting with a medium and mirrors"
R. Wenning, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Las. Phys. 16, 631-638 (2006).

"Effect of eigenmodes on the optical transmission through one-dimensional random media"
H. Matsuoka and R. Grobe, Phys. Rev. E 71, 046606 1-8 (2005).

"Inversion algorithm for intensity modulated light in 1D turbid media"
K.N. McGill, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Las. Phys. 15, 552-559 (2005).

"Mirror assisted imaging in one-dimensional turbid media using photon density waves"
J.C. Henderson, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Las. Phys. 14, 515-520 (2004).

"Bridging the Maxwell and Boltzmann theories for light migration in model biomedia"
Q. Su, M. Narter, S. Menon, and R. Grobe SPIE 5254, 73-82 (2003).

"Imaging in turbid media using modulation frequency scanning"
G.H. Rutherford, M. Marsalli, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Phys. Rev. E68, 066618 1-4 (2003).

"The calculation of the scattering amplitude from discrete eigenvalues"
H. Matsuoka and R. Grobe Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 130405 1-4 (2003).

"Bridging the microscopic and macroscopic theories for light from disordered plane-parallel dielectric slabs"
S. Menon, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Phys. Rev. E 68, 046614 1-8 (2003).

"Iterative approach to Maxwell equations for dielectric media of spatially varying refractive index"
S. Menon, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Phys. Rev. E 67, 046619 1-9 (2003).

"Dark cone produced by light back-scattered off turbid media"
A.F. Lewis, M.S. Bell, R.E. Wagner,Q. Su and R. Grobe, Las. Phys13, 207-212 (2003).

"An iterative approach to photon propagation in turbid media"
G.H. Rutherford, M. Marsalli, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Las. Phys 13, 126-136 (2003).

"Point scatterer phase approximation for electromagnetic and intensity waves in random media"
S. Menon, S. Mandel, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Opt. Comm. 205, 25-35 (2002).

"Split operator solution of the time-dependent Maxwell's equations for random scatterers"
Q. Su, S. Mandel, S. Menon and R. Grobe, SPIE 4536, 245-252 (2002).

"Comparison of the Maxwell and Boltzmann theory for multilayered dielectric media"
S. Menon, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Phys. Rev. E 65, 051917 1-7 (2002).

"Photon density waves in macro- and microscopic plane-parallel scattering samples"
P.J. Peverly, R.E. Wagner, G.H. Rutherford, M. Marsalli, Q. Su and R. Grobe, Phys. Rev. E 65, 031908 1-7 (2002).