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Effective mirror constituent of light scattering on a rough surface and light transfer in optical devices
Author(s): Margarita E. Globus; Boris V. Grinyov; Marina A. Ratner
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Paper Abstract

A connection is established between the degree of surface roughness and the diffuse maximum of light scattering indicatrix in the direction of mirror reflection. It is proposed to consider its mean contribution, p, to the total scattered intensity as the quantitative measure of the surface roughness degree. It is shown that the effective mirror constituent p determines the character of light transfer in the space, bounded by the rough reflecting surface, and must be allowed for when calculating relevant optical devices, e.g. scintillation detectors. For that purpose, a constructive calculation method was developed and verified by the quantitative comparison with experimental data on spectrometric characteristics of scintillation crystals. The surface roughness parameter p dictates the character of their dependence on geometric and optic parameters of a crystal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3426, Scattering and Surface Roughness II, (30 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328479
Show Author Affiliations
Margarita E. Globus, Institute for Single Crystals (Ukraine)
Boris V. Grinyov, Institute for Single Crystals (Ukraine)
Marina A. Ratner, Institute for Single Crystals (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3426:
Scattering and Surface Roughness II
Zu-Han Gu; Alexei A. Maradudin, Editor(s)

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