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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Reexamination of the Transmittance Formulae of a Lamina

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Z. M. Zhang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, PO Box 116300, Gainesville, FL 32611-6300

J. Heat Transfer 119(3), 645-647 (Aug 01, 1997) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2824157 History: Received May 06, 1996; Revised March 02, 1997; Online December 05, 2007

Abstract

Expressions for the optical properties of laminated layers have drawn much attention from researchers in recent years because of emerging optoelectronic applications (Chen and Tien, 1992; Cunsolo et al., 1992; Zhang and Flik, 1993, Engelbrecht, 1994; Grossman and McDonald, 1995; Anderson and Bayazitoglu, 1996). Different equations must be applied in particular situations (Chen and Tien, 1992; Zhang, 1994). After carefully examining the transmittance formulae of a lamina, this work shows that the geometric-optics formula may result in a significant error for a highly absorbing medium even in the incoherent limit (when interference effects are negligible).

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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