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A Study Of The Scatter Of Visible Light From Particulate Mirror Contaminants
Author(s): David A. Thomas
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Paper Abstract

The results of experiments designed to study the relationship between the visible scatter from mirrors and their particulate contamination are described. Data for both "clean" and deliberately contaminated samples is presented. The results reveal some of the features of surface contaminant scatter and indicate that this scattering mechanism could account for the discrepancies that have been observed between measured scattered light profiles and profiles predicted by theories based on random surface microstructure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1983
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 0384, Generation, Measurement and Control of Stray Radiation III, (4 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934939
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David A. Thomas, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0384:
Generation, Measurement and Control of Stray Radiation III
Robert P. Breault, Editor(s)

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