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  • Vol. 62, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1972
  • pp: 982–989

Transmittance Characteristics of Surface Diffusers and the Design of Nearly Band-Limited Binary Diffusers

C. N. KURTZ  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 62, Issue 8, pp. 982-989 (1972)

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The autocorrelation of the amplitude transmittance of surface diffusers and their scattering characteristics are related to the optical-path autocorrelation for several sets of optical-path statistics. Simple relationships are found for the gaussian case and experimental evidence is given to support the view of a ground-glass surface being accurately modeled by a gaussian process. Some closed-form results are also obtained for binary diffusers, including the design of a quasi-band-limited binary diffuser with a much improved power spectrum.

C. N. KURTZ, "Transmittance Characteristics of Surface Diffusers and the Design of Nearly Band-Limited Binary Diffusers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 62, 982-989 (1972)

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