Heraeus has developed a new opaque material, HOD?, which is a synthetic fused silica diffuser. This material can be used as a diffuser for several optical and industrial applications and is being used in space applications.
Compared to other modern diffuser materials, HOD? offers advantages that we have compiled below.
If you need to model HOD? performance using a ray tracing software, you can use the Gegenbauer parameters provided in the datasheet (see downloads below). The simpler Henyey-Greenstein-model can be applied as well and yield good results for all but the largest viewing angles. To employ it, please use an anisotropy factor of g=0.79564.
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