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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1458–1460

Measurement of a bidirectional reflectance distribution and system achievement based on a hemi-parabolic mirror

Ju Ren and Jianlin Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 1458-1460 (2010)

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A novel approach is proposed for measuring a surface’s bidirectional reflectance distribution function rapidly and accurately. By using a hemi-parabolic mirror, the angular distribution of a surface’s reflectance in three-dimensional space can be transformed into a two-dimensional planar image, which is collected by a CCD camera and goes through a followed coordinate mapping. It is shown that, using this method and apparatus, measurement of in plane and out of plane reflectance distributions may be realized within two minutes.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.1483) Scattering : BSDF, BRDF, and BTDF
(240.3695) Optics at surfaces : Linear and nonlinear light scattering from surfaces
(240.6645) Optics at surfaces : Surface differential reflectance

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Original Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2010
Published: April 30, 2010

Ju Ren and Jianlin Zhao, "Measurement of a bidirectional reflectance distribution and system achievement based on a hemi-parabolic mirror," Opt. Lett. 35, 1458-1460 (2010)

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