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Modeling the distribution of optical radiation in diffusely reflecting materials
Author(s): Gerald S. Birth
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Paper Abstract

Diffuse thickness (the sample thickness necessary to bring about complete diffusion of a directed incident light beam) was used to predict the distribution of transmitted radiation in a light scattering medium. The results show that for nonabsorbing wavelengths the shape of the sample is a major factor in determining the distribution of radiation in the medium. As absorption increases the distribution becomes less a function of sample shape. 1.

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Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1379, Optics in Agriculture, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25077
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Gerald S. Birth, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1379:
Optics in Agriculture
James A. DeShazer; George E. Meyer, Editor(s)

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