, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 36–42

A photometer to measure light scattering in optical glass


  • P. J. R. Laybourn
    • Department of ElectronicsUniversity of Southampton
  • J. P. Dakin
    • Department of ElectronicsUniversity of Southampton
  • W. A. Gambling
    • Department of ElectronicsUniversity of Southampton

DOI: 10.1007/BF01436153

Cite this article as:
Laybourn, P.J.R., Dakin, J.P. & Gambling, W.A. Opto-electronics (1970) 2: 36. doi:10.1007/BF01436153


A photometer is described for the measurement of light-scattering in high-quality, optical bulk glass. The photometer operates continuously over the wavelength range 0.5 to 1μm and can measure scattering coefficients down to a level of 5×10−7 cm−1. A photon counting technique is used for light measurement and calibration is by reflection of the incident beam from an ideal diffusing screen. Measurements with high-purity benzene are in good agreement with computed and previous experimental values. Results of scattering from two samples of optical glass are given.

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