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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1994
  • pp: 692–694

Measurements of the effect of surface roughness on the polarization state of thermally emitted radiation

D. L. Jordan and G. Lewis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 692-694 (1994)

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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)

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