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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1999
  • pp: 6027–6028

Rayleigh scattering limits for low-level bidirectional reflectance distribution function measurements: corrigendum

Clara C. Asmail, Albert C. Parr, and Jack J. Hsia  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 28, pp. 6027-6028 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.006027


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Abstract

In previous research [ Asmail C. C. Appl. Opt. 33, 6084–6091 (1994)] an estimate was given of the low-level bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) limit due to Rayleigh scattering from the air molecules within the detector field of view. Although the underlying model was correct, a fault in the derivation led to a conclusion that contains an erroneous angular factor. A cosine factor in the equivalent BRDF derived by Asmail [Appl. Opt. 33, 6084–6091 (1994)], which was considered unphysical in that treatment, is incorrect and can obscure the correction in certain circumstances. The treatment below calculates the scattered flux from the gas molecules in the field of view and compares it with the flux scattered from a sample in the same incident beam.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh

History
Original Manuscript: April 14, 1999
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 1999
Published: October 1, 1999

Citation
Clara C. Asmail, Albert C. Parr, and Jack J. Hsia, "Rayleigh scattering limits for low-level bidirectional reflectance distribution function measurements: corrigendum," Appl. Opt. 38, 6027-6028 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-28-6027

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