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Influence of surface skewness on the zero-order light scatter for a given roughness
Author(s): Jan H. Rakels
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Paper Abstract

The results ofthis study are: 1 . Inthe surface roughness range Rq < O.08A. the surfaces without Skewness obey the 115 formula within 5%. 2. Skewness in the surface height distribution reduces the light scatter for a given surface roughness. The latter result is useful for the manufacture of optical surfaces. For instance, for a given surface roughness, a diamond turned optic will perform better than an optic produced by grinding. Also a diamond turning machine can produce complicatedly shaped optical components. Keywords: light scattering. total integrated scatter, surface finish, skewness,

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Date Published: 2 August 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2576, International Conference on Optical Fabrication and Testing, (2 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.215587
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Jan H. Rakels, Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2576:
International Conference on Optical Fabrication and Testing
Toshio Kasai, Editor(s)

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