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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 1027–1036

Four-parameter model for polarization-resolved rough-surface BRDF

Ingmar G. E. Renhorn, Tomas Hallberg, David Bergström, and Glenn D. Boreman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 1027-1036 (2011)

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A modeling procedure is demonstrated, which allows representation of polarization-resolved BRDF data using only four parameters: the real and imaginary parts of an effective refractive index with an added parameter taking grazing incidence absorption into account and an angular-scattering parameter determined from the BRDF measurement of a chosen angle of incidence, preferably close to normal incidence. These parameters allow accurate predictions of s- and p-polarized BRDF for a painted rough surface, over three decades of variation in BRDF magnitude. To characterize any particular surface of interest, the measurements required to determine these four parameters are the directional hemispherical reflectance (DHR) for s- and p-polarized input radiation and the BRDF at a selected angle of incidence. The DHR data describes the angular and polarization dependence, as well as providing the overall normalization constraint. The resulting model conserves energy and fulfills the reciprocity criteria.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces
(290.1483) Scattering : BSDF, BRDF, and BTDF

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Original Manuscript: July 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2010
Published: January 10, 2011

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Ingmar G. E. Renhorn, Tomas Hallberg, David Bergström, and Glenn D. Boreman, "Four-parameter model for polarization-resolved rough-surface BRDF," Opt. Express 19, 1027-1036 (2011)

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