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Advanced Optical Technologies

Editor-in-Chief: Pfeffer, Michael

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Volume 4, Issue 1


Optical simulation of microstructured surfaces

Donald J. Schertler / Paul O. McLaughlin
Published Online: 2015-01-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aot-2014-0053


We present techniques and results of optical simulations of microstructured surfaces using BSDF measurements.

Keywords: BSDF; diffusers; microstructured surfaces; scatter; simulation


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About the article

Corresponding author: Donald J. Schertler, RPC Photonics, Inc., 330 Clay Rd. Rochester, NY 14623, USA, e-mail:

Received: 2014-10-27

Accepted: 2014-12-17

Published Online: 2015-01-20

Published in Print: 2015-02-01

Citation Information: Advanced Optical Technologies, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 87–91, ISSN (Online) 2192-8584, ISSN (Print) 2192-8576, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aot-2014-0053.

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