Modelling Surface Light Scattering in the Context of Freeform Optical Design

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Abstract

We present a novel approach of modelling surface light scattering in the context of freeform optical design. The model relies on energy conservation and optimal transport theory. For isotropic scattering in cylindrically or rotationally symmetric systems with in-plane scattering, the scattered light distribution can be expressed as a convolution between a scattering function, which characterises the optical properties of the surface, and a specular light distribution. Deconvolving this expression allows for traditional specular reflector design procedures to be used, whilst accounting for scattering.
Original languageEnglish
JournalarXiv
Volume2021
Issue number2106.01691[physics.optics]
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2021

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