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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2010
  • pp: 5081–5086

Definition and measurement of statistical gloss parameters from curved objects

Kalle Kuivalainen, Antti Oksman, and Kai-Erik Peiponen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 27, pp. 5081-5086 (2010)

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Gloss standards are commonly defined for gloss measurement from flat surfaces, and, accordingly, glossmeters are typically developed for flat objects. However, gloss inspection of convex, concave, and small products is also important. In this paper, we define statistical gloss parameters for curved objects and measure gloss data on convex and concave surfaces using two different diffractive-optical-element-based glossmeters. Examples of measurements with the two diffractive-optical-element-based glossmeters are given for convex and concave aluminum pipe samples with and without paint. The defined gloss parameters for curved objects are useful in the characterization of the surface quality of metal pipes and other objects.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.4630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical inspection
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: June 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2010
Published: September 14, 2010

Kalle Kuivalainen, Antti Oksman, and Kai-Erik Peiponen, "Definition and measurement of statistical gloss parameters from curved objects," Appl. Opt. 49, 5081-5086 (2010)

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