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  • Vol. 56, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1966
  • pp: 741–745

Analysis of Irregular Reflectors

JAMES N. HANSON  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 56, Issue 6, pp. 741-745 (1966)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.56.000741


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Abstract

The flux distribution resulting from the light from an emitting surface being scattered by reflection from an irregular mirror surface is formulated. The particular case of the limb-darkened sun, a parabolic mirror, and a plane focal surface are analyzed using an example of geometrical scattering that occurs for thin metal optical surfaces possessing a show-through due to honeycomb backing. A matrix algorithm for computing the flux distribution is developed.

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JAMES N. HANSON, "Analysis of Irregular Reflectors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 741-745 (1966)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-56-6-741

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