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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1986
  • pp: 1952–1957

Optical measurement of marble and limestone surface polish

Francisco Gascón and Miguel Balbás  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 1952-1957 (1986)

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An optical method for measuring marble and limestone surface finish is described. This method is capable of ordering the different varieties of rocks subjected to the same industrial finishing process consistent with an arrangement made by an average human observer. The measure of finish is defined as the ratio between the specularly reflected luminous flux from a sample and the total diffused light.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 3, 1985
Published: June 15, 1986

Francisco Gascón and Miguel Balbás, "Optical measurement of marble and limestone surface polish," Appl. Opt. 25, 1952-1957 (1986)

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