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  • Vol. 50, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1960
  • pp: 826–828

Determination of the Radial Distribution of Brightness in a Cylindrical Luminous Medium with Self-Absorption

MARK P. FREEMAN and S. KATZ  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 50, Issue 8, pp. 826-828 (1960)

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The two-path method (utilizing a mirror) is shown to provide sufficient information to solve for the true radial brightness distribution of a luminous medium in the presence of self-absorption. In the case where self-absorption is not large, an approximate solution to the problem is shown to be no more difficult than a solution for the “optically thin” approximation.

MARK P. FREEMAN and S. KATZ, "Determination of the Radial Distribution of Brightness in a Cylindrical Luminous Medium with Self-Absorption," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 50, 826-828 (1960)

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