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Characterization of curved plastic surfaces
Author(s): Qianyan Xie; Donald G. Fesko
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the surface roughness characteristics obtained from three different instruments: a mechanical stylus profilometer, a split-beam detection optical profilometer, and an interference microscope. Experimental data for both molded and coated plastic reflector surfaces using different measuring techniques are reviewed and the deficiencies in relating the various methods are clearly illustrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1995, Optical Scattering: Applications, Measurement, and Theory II, (1 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.162648
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Qianyan Xie, Ford Motor Co. (United States)
Donald G. Fesko, Ford Motor Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1995:
Optical Scattering: Applications, Measurement, and Theory II
John C. Stover, Editor(s)

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