Infrared measurements are presented of the degree of linear polarization of thermally emitted radiation from metallic and glass surfaces. Both types of surface show a rapid increase with target angle of the degree of linear polarization and a rapid fall with increasing surface roughness.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 23, 1993
Published: May 15, 1994
D. L. Jordan and G. Lewis, "Measurements of the effect of surface roughness on the polarization state of thermally emitted radiation," Opt. Lett. 19, 692-694 (1994)