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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1994
  • pp: 2130–2136

Angular radiance variation in an integrating sphere

C. C. Habeger  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 11, Issue 7, pp. 2130-2136 (1994)

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The equilibrium angular distribution of radiation at the surface of a closed, partially specular integrating sphere is described by a Fredholm-type integral equation. The solutions to this equation are shown to be polarized and concentrated off normal. As a consequence, the diffuse character of the radiance in actual integrating spheres is questioned. It is proposed that a more nearly diffuse radiation pattern can be achieved through a simple modification to the construction of integrating spheres.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 29, 1993
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 1993
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 1993
Published: July 1, 1994

C. C. Habeger, "Angular radiance variation in an integrating sphere," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11, 2130-2136 (1994)

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