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Computer Simulation Of Diffusely Reflecting Surfaces
Author(s): Helen V Gourley; Darrell L Mathis
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Paper Abstract

A new variant of our general reflector analysis program includes special computations to simulate the behavior of light after striking a diffusing surface. Each ray is converted at that surface, into a group of rays whose angular distribution is dictated' by the surface properties. The program accepts an experimentally determined "map" of the reflected beam profile for a given material, and uses this map to generate a group of reflected rays for each incident ray. Computed light distribution is compared with experimental values for a simple example of diffusely reflecting bead-blasted aluminum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0892, Simulation and Modeling of Optical Systems, (9 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944339
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Helen V Gourley, System Sciences Group (United States)
Darrell L Mathis, System Sciences Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0892:
Simulation and Modeling of Optical Systems
Robert E. Fischer; Donald C. O'Shea, Editor(s)

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