Royal Society Publishing

Monte Carlo simulation of coherent effects in multiple scattering

Igor V. Meglinski, Vladimir L. Kuzmin, Dmitry Y. Churmakov, Douglas A. Greenhalgh


Using a combination of the stochastic Monte Carlo technique and the iteration procedure of the solution to the Bethe–Salpeter equation, it has been shown that the simulation of the optical path of a photon packet undergoing an nth scattering event directly corresponds to the nth–order ladder diagram contribution. In this paper, the Monte Carlo technique is generalized for the simulation of the coherent back–scattering and temporal correlation function of optical radiation scattered within the randomly inhomogeneous turbid medium. The results of simulation demonstrate a good agreement with the diffusing wave theory and experimental results.