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MOSAIC: a numerical model for the reflection of photons on a rough dielectric surface
Author(s): Francois Laflamme; Denis Laurendeau; Rene Roy; Christian Moisan
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Paper Abstract

There are many surface models that describe the comportment of photons when they hit a rough dielectric surface. However, the existing models did not give very good results when used to predict the photoelectron yields produced by BGO crystals. As those models use a slope distribution to describe the roughness of the surfaces, we have designed a new model using a height distribution rather than a slope distribution. MOSAIC uses a Delaunay triangulation to build a static surface. The staticity and the height variation of the surface should correct most of the problems that were not taken in account by a slope variation model such as shading and multiple reflections.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474412
Show Author Affiliations
Francois Laflamme, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Denis Laurendeau, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Rene Roy, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Christian Moisan, Univ. Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5

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