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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1229–1238

Prediction of the bidirectional reflectance-distribution function from atomic-force and scanning–tunneling microscope measurements of interfacial roughness

William M. Bruno, James A. Roth, Philip E. Burke, William B. Hewitt, Randal E. Holmbeck, and Dennis G. Neal  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 1229-1238 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.34.001229


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Abstract

Computer codes that are based on Elson’s theory for light scattering by interfacial roughness in multilayer coatings were used to predict the bidirectional reflectance-distribution function (BRDF) of several opaque coatings from surface-roughness profiles measured by either a scanning–tunneling microscope or an atomic-force microscope. The predictions usually agreed with measured BRDF values to within a factor of 2. The coatings consisted of single layers of Ag or Ni and dielectric stacks with up to three layers.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 23, 1993
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 1994
Published: March 1, 1995

Citation
William M. Bruno, James A. Roth, Philip E. Burke, William B. Hewitt, Randal E. Holmbeck, and Dennis G. Neal, "Prediction of the bidirectional reflectance-distribution function from atomic-force and scanning–tunneling microscope measurements of interfacial roughness," Appl. Opt. 34, 1229-1238 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-34-7-1229


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