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Polarized Light Angle Reflectance Instrument I Polarized Incidence (POLAR:I)
Author(s): Anthony W. Sarto; Christopher M. Woldemar; V. C. Vanderbilt
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Paper Abstract

The light scattering properties of leaves are used as input data for models which mathematically describe the transport of photons within plant canopies. Polarization measurements may aid in the investigation of these properties. This paper describes an instrument for rapidly determining the bidirectional light scattering properties of leaves illuminated by linearly polarized light. Results for one species, magnolia, show large differences in the bidirectional light scattering properties depending whether or not the electric vector E is parallel to the foliage surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1166, Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems II, (25 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962893
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Anthony W. Sarto, San Jose State University Foundation (United States)
Christopher M. Woldemar, Seagate Technology (United States)
V. C. Vanderbilt, TGS Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1166:
Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems II
Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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