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An open source software to study light transport

An open source Monte Carlo software and MATLAB toolbox for light transport simulation was released by researchers of the University of Eastern Finland at the Department of Applied Physics.

The software named ValoMC was developed by Aleksi Leino, Aki Pulkkinen and Tanja Tarvainen, and a related research article entitled “ValoMC: a Monte Carlo software and MATLAB toolbox for simulating light transport in biological tissue” was published in OSA Continuum https://doi.org/10.1364/OSAC.2.000957 .

The software can be used to simulate light transport in a scattering medium such as biological tissue. Furthermore, it includes a MATLAB toolbox that can be used to analyse and visualise the simulations.

Software homepage: https://inverselight.github.io/ValoMC/

Research article: Leino AA, Pulkkinen A,  Tarvainen T, “ValoMC: a Monte Carlo software and MATLAB toolbox for simulating light transport in biological tissue”, OSA Continuum 2(3):957-972 (2019), https://doi.org/10.1364/OSAC.2.000957

For further information, please contact:

Associate Professor Tanja Tarvainen, Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, p. 040 355 2310, email. tanja.tarvainen(at)uef.fi, www.uef.fi/inverse