diffuse reflector


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diffuse reflector

[də′fyüs ri′flek·tər]
(optics)
Any surface whose irregularities are so large compared to the wavelength of the incident radiation that the reflected rays are sent back in a multiplicity of directions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Figure 2(a) represents a mirror type reflection where only one beam of light is directed to the rear surface of the panel, while diffuse reflector scatters the reflected radiation over the rear surface of the bifacial panel/cell (Figure 2(c)).
Ideal diffuse reflector microfacets were used by Oren and Nayar to derive a physics based BRDF for diffuse surfaces (13).
The instrument shown is a nearly perfect diffuse reflector, exhibiting Lambertian reflectance properties, that is, it reflects equally in all directions, regardless of viewing angle.

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