A spectral-projected gradient method and an extension of the Kubelka-Munk theory are applied to obtain the relevant parameters of the theory from measured diffuse reflectance spectra of pigmented samples illuminated with visible diffuse radiation. The initial estimate of the spectral dependence of the parameters, required by a recursive spectral-projected gradient method, was obtained by use of direct measurements and up-to-date theoretical estimates. We then tested the consistency of the Kubelka-Munk theory by repeating the procedure with samples of different thicknesses.
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(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
Fernando Curiel, William E. Vargas, and Rubén G. Barrera, "Visible Spectral Dependence of the Scattering and Absorption Coefficients of Pigmented Coatings from Inversion of Diffuse Reflectance Spectra," Appl. Opt. 41, 5969-5978 (2002)