Determining the shape of reflectance reference samples for curved surface reflectors

Dmitri Lanevski (Corresponding Author), Farshid Manoocheri, Anna Vaskuri, Jacques Hameury, Robert Kersting, Christian Monte, Albert Adibekyan, Elena Kononogova, Erkki Ikonen

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    Foils made of different materials are often used as reflective insulators. Many manufacturers aim to accurately measure their optical properties to estimate and improve their performance. However, flat reflectance reference samples used in measurements do not correctly represent reflective insulators and cause discrepancies between different measurement techniques. The current work presents a method for modelling surface shape of appropriate reflectance reference samples that could be produced by additive manufacturing. The method is based on studying the reflection distribution of reflective insulators and is described with an example of aluminium foil. The method's performance is validated using Monte-Carlo simulations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number054010
    JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • additive manufacturing
    • curved surface
    • foil
    • Monte-Carlo
    • reference sample
    • reflectance
    • reflective insulators


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