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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2004
  • pp: 2884–2887

Surface characterization from doubly scattered light

Fernando Perez-Quintián and María A. Rebollo  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 14, pp. 2884-2887 (2004)

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When a translucent diffuser is illuminated by a speckle pattern, a new speckle pattern is produced. We show that the decorrelation of this intensity pattern by displacement of the diffusing surface is related to the standard deviation of the slope’s distribution when the illuminating speckle grain is chosen appropriately small. The experimental results are compared with those obtained by measuring the angular distribution of the mean scattered intensity, and they show good agreement with each other.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

Original Manuscript: November 26, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2004
Published: May 10, 2004

Fernando Perez-Quintián and María A. Rebollo, "Surface characterization from doubly scattered light," Appl. Opt. 43, 2884-2887 (2004)

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