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Laser retroreflectance
Author(s): Walter G. Egan
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Paper Abstract

A survey of retroreflection measurements is presented with specific emphasis on the opposition effect (or brightening of the moon) at full moon phase. This is followed by a discussion of laser retroreflectance on photometric standards and coatings, that reveals a peaking in the retrodirection even for accepted photometric standards. The retroreflectance property exists for all surfaces, and even for gross remotely sensed targets. The most recent retroreflectance measurements are presented showing that laser retroreflectance is a polarized single scatter-interference phenomena.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1747, Polarization and Remote Sensing, (8 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138832
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Walter G. Egan, CUNY/York College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1747:
Polarization and Remote Sensing
Walter G. Egan, Editor(s)

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