Physical Limits on Ultra-High Albedo Diffuse Reflectors

    Published: Jan 1990

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    While the theoretical possibility of achieving near-perfect diffuse reflectance in a purely scattering material is longstanding, no attempt seems to have been made to develop scatterers with albedos of 0.999 and beyond. Such ultra-high albedo diffuse scatterers are now of interest because they offer the possibility for the development of shields against high levels of laser radiation.

    Author Information:

    Miles, P
    R & D Associates, Marina del Rey, CA

    Committee/Subcommittee: E13.15

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26495S

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