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Optical scattering polarization measurements of fiber orientation of wood with rough surfaces
Author(s): Jun Shen; Jianqin Zhou
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Paper Abstract

The difference of optical scattering intensity distributions in the directions along and across the fiber can be used to ascertain wood fiber orientation. However, it is difficult to measure the fiber orientation of wood with rough surfaces, due to the overwhelming of the difference by the scattering from the uneven surface. It has been experimentally found that under polarization detection the peak positions in optical scattering intensity distribution versus fiber orientation appear periodic, and with Fourier analysis this periodization could be used to precisely deduce fiber orientations of rough-sawn softwood and porous hardwood samples under investigation. A sensor consisting of one polarized laser and sixteen photodiode/polarization- analyzer assemblies has been proposed to measure fiber orientation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4416, Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN 2001), (8 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427052
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Jun Shen, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Jianqin Zhou, National Research Council Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4416:
Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN 2001)
Koichi Iwata, Editor(s)

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