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Diffractive bidirectional reflectance distributions of surfaces with large effective roughness in one dimension
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Paper Abstract

The diffractive bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) of a surface with one-dimensional roughness is derived from coherence theory using an expansion valid for large effective roughness. Expansion of the surface autocorrelation function in the limit leads to representative Cauchy and Gaussian BRDFs and an intermediate closed-form general solution, which is fit to specular-plane BRDF data from an aluminum satellite sample at the wavelengths 1.06 microns and 10.6 microns.

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Date Published: 4 November 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5575, Laser Radar Techniques for Atmospheric Sensing, (4 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565699
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Brian G. Hoover, Advanced Optical Technologies (United States)
Victor L. Gamiz, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5575:
Laser Radar Techniques for Atmospheric Sensing
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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