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Measuring and quantifying scatter from a variety of sample types
Author(s): John C. Stover
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Paper Abstract

When using the BRDF to learn about surface statistics or to estimate hemispherical scatter from in-plane measurements the assumption is usually made that the surface is isotropic. Unfortunately, this is often not the case; for example a diamond turned mirror is not isotropic. Other common examples are rolled surfaces and situations where scatter is mostly caused by small discrete surface features such as scratches, pits or particles. Another example is scatter from an extended edge that is much longer than the illuminated spot. In these situations the measurements may be made differently and quantified in different units (such as area/sr or 1/deg instead of the common 1/sr associated with BRDF) in order to have a result that can reliably characterize the scatter source. The situation is further complicated by the fact that the popular stray radiation codes accept scatter data only in the standardized BRDF format with units of 1/sr. This paper reviews these situations for both measurement and analysis issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9628, Optical Systems Design 2015: Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology V, 96280K (24 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2190986
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John C. Stover, The Scatter Works Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9628:
Optical Systems Design 2015: Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology V
Angela Duparré; Roland Geyl, Editor(s)

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