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Title: Tailoring diffuse reflectance of inhomogeneous films containing microplatelets

We develop an analytical model for calculating the diffuse reflectance of inhomogeneous films containing aligned microplatelets with diameters much greater than the wavelength. The scattering parameters are derived by modeling the platelets as one-dimensional thin films, and the overall diffuse reflectance of the slab is calculated using the Kubelka-Munk model. Our model predicts that reflection minima and maxima arising from coherent interference within the platelets are preserved in the diffuse reflectance of the disordered slab. Experimental validation of the model is provided by reflectance measurements (0.3–15 μm) of a solid aerosol film of aligned hexagonal boron nitride platelets.
Authors:
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  1. Applied Optics Laboratory, SRI International, Menlo Park, California 94025 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22482203
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 14; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AEROSOLS; BORON NITRIDES; INTERFERENCE; REFLECTION; SCATTERING; SIMULATION; SLABS; THIN FILMS; VALIDATION; WAVELENGTHS