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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21762–21771

Bulk scattering approximations for HeNe laser transmitted through paper

Tenn F. Chen, Gladimir V. G. Baranoski, and K. Frank Lin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21762-21771 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.021762


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Abstract

An experimental set-up was devised to record the transmission of red and green HeNe lasers through different types of paper. The measured data was compared with data obtained using the Henyey-Greenstein function (often employed in paper optics models to represent the bulk scattering of material samples) and data obtained using an alternative exponentiated cosine function. The comparisons are used to qualitatively assess the degree of fidelity of the bulk scattering approximations provided by both functions.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: November 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2008
Published: December 16, 2008

Citation
Tenn F. Chen, Gladimir V. G. Baranoski, and K. Frank Lin, "Bulk scattering approximations for HeNe laser transmitted through paper," Opt. Express 16, 21762-21771 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-26-21762


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