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Diffusion Confusion

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Author(s)

Edward F. Kelley

Abstract

We discuss the true definitions of specular and diffuse reflection. Many people think that diffuse reflection is Lambertian reflection. Such is not the case. Lambertian is a special type of diffuse reflection, and the often-used equations for Lambertian reflection cannot, in general, be used in display-reflection considerations.
Citation
Journal of the Society for Information Display
Volume
24
Issue
2

Keywords

diffuse reflection, electronic display reflection, haze, Lambertian reflection, specular reflection

Citation

Kelley, E. (2008), Diffusion Confusion, Journal of the Society for Information Display, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=32864 (Accessed July 13, 2024)

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Created February 1, 2008, Updated June 2, 2021