diffuse reflection

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diffuse reflection

The reflection of a light ray by a rough surface in which the angle of reflection is not equal to the angle of incidence. As opposed to specular reflection by a smooth surface in which the angle of reflection equals the angle of incidence. Employed in the analytical technique of reflectometry.
See also: reflection
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Diffuse reflector sheets in the Makrolon RX range produce exactly the opposite effect.
A matte surface reflects incident light in all directions equally and is called a diffuse reflector.
Ideal diffuse reflector microfacets were used by Oren and Nayar to derive a physics based BRDF for diffuse surfaces (13).

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