Properties of the state of polarization of the reflected radiation of λ = 10.6 μm for sublimed flowers of sulfur are studied. It is shown that sublimed sulfur follows Lambert's cosine law and depolarizes 73% of incident linearly polarized radiation. The absolute reflectance matrix coefficients for the sulfur are given. Selection of sublimed sulfur as a standard reflectance is discussed.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 10, 1983
Published: October 1, 1983
Abraham Gross, "Polarization of reflected 10.6-μm radiation from sublimed sulfur targets," Appl. Opt. 22, 3031-3034 (1983)