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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2324–2330

Optical roughness BRDF model for reverse Monte Carlo simulation of real material thermal radiation transfer

Peiran Su, Qitai Eri, and Qiang Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 11, pp. 2324-2330 (2014)

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Optical roughness was introduced into the bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) model to simulate the reflectance characteristics of thermal radiation. The optical roughness BRDF model stemmed from the influence of surface roughness and wavelength on the ray reflectance calculation. This model was adopted to simulate real metal emissivity. The reverse Monte Carlo method was used to display the distribution of reflectance rays. The numerical simulations showed that the optical roughness BRDF model can calculate the wavelength effect on emissivity and simulate the real metal emissivity variance with incidence angles.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness
(290.1483) Scattering : BSDF, BRDF, and BTDF

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Original Manuscript: December 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2014
Published: April 4, 2014

Peiran Su, Qitai Eri, and Qiang Wang, "Optical roughness BRDF model for reverse Monte Carlo simulation of real material thermal radiation transfer," Appl. Opt. 53, 2324-2330 (2014)

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