General and Physical Optics

Optical Review

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 308-311

First online:

Light Diffraction from Wood Tissue

  • Simo-Pekka SimonahoAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Joensuu Email author 
  • , Raimo SilvennoinenAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Joensuu

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Electromagnetic analysis of the interaction between light and wood tissue is presented. The wood structure is modelled as a periodic binary structure and the transmitted diffraction efficiencies are calculated using the Fourier modal method. Comparison between theoretical and experimental results from thin wood slice are also presented. The results explain the emergence of the experimentally observed oval scattering pattern on the surface of wood.

Key words

diffraction wood tissue Fourier modal method