specular surface

specular surface

[′spek·yə·lər ′sər·fəs]

specular surface

A mirror-like surface which reflects light at an angle equal to that of the incident light.
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It uses advanced algorithms for omni-directional reading to ensure high read rates at high speeds, including those on round, reflective or specular surfaces.
Both the highly reflective white surfaces and specular surfaces minimize light loss; however, our repor t is limited to specular mater ials, which can reduce energy usage in luminaires through the way they direct and control light.
Ten minutes before the work was to sell for [pounds sterling]311,700 ($625,150), one could see a parade of collectors and dealers streaming across its specular surfaces.
The most important problem that has been solved recently is dealing with specular surfaces.
Today, work is continuing at Cal Tech, Tokyo, Cornell, and probably several other places to tractably solve the "illumination equation"the thermodynamical balance between all incoming and outgoing light for environments with both diffuse and specular surfaces.