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Forum: Processes Involving Optical Photons
Date: 25 Jan, 2015
From: matthew <matthew>

I'm attempting to model scintillation from a fiber. The only materials are the fiber core, fiber cladding, and the surrounding air.

Is it true that simply giving all these materials the proper refractive index and scintillation properties in their respective MaterialPropertiesTable abrogates the need to define surfaces?

If that is the case, why are surfaces defined for air-water boundaries in OpNovice Example?

thanks for any guidance. matt

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