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Methods for Absolute Reflectance Measurement of Transmissive Materials in the Infrared

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Author(s)

Leonard M. Hanssen, Simon G. Kaplan

Abstract

Four methods for the measurement of absolute reflectance are described and compared, with particular emphasis on application to transmissive materials such as windows and filters. Three of the methods, the V-W , V-N , and goniometer based methods, have been in use for a number of years. The fourth is an integrating sphere method. The sphere system is used for both specular and diffuse samples but achieves its greatest accuracy in the measurement of specular reflectance and transmittance. A direct comparison of the sphere and goniometer methods is made on samples in the infrared spectral region.
Citation
SPIE International Society for Optical Engineering

Keywords

goniometer, infrared, integrating sphere, reflectance, v-n method, v-w method

Citation

Hanssen, L. and Kaplan, S. (1998), Methods for Absolute Reflectance Measurement of Transmissive Materials in the Infrared, SPIE International Society for Optical Engineering, [online], https://doi.org/10.1117/12.326674 (Accessed June 19, 2024)

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Created July 19, 1998, Updated November 10, 2018