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Diffuser Transmission Functions And Far-Zone Speckle Patterns
Author(s): Lyle G. Shirley; Nicholas George
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Paper Abstract

A model for the transmission of light through a thin diffuser is presented which accounts for the angle of incidence of an input plane wave. This model is then used to make several illustrative calculations of the spectral intensity of the light scattered by the diffuser for arbitrary correlation lengths. In these calculations, it is assumed that the diffuser roughness is represented by a jointly normal random process. The spectral intensity is evaluated analytically for a triangular correlation function and arbitrary diffuser roughness. Experimental curves are also presented of the radiation patterns of ground glass for a wide range of illumination angles with the output angle 0 being swept over the range ± 90°.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0556, Intl Conf on Speckle, (25 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949522
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Lyle G. Shirley, University of Rochester (United States)
Nicholas George, University of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0556:
Intl Conf on Speckle
Henri H. Arsenault, Editor(s)

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