Optical Review

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 308–311

Light Diffraction from Wood Tissue

General and Physical Optics

DOI: 10.1007/s10043-004-0308-8

Cite this article as:
Simonaho, SP. & Silvennoinen, R. OPT REV (2004) 11: 308. doi:10.1007/s10043-004-0308-8


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 

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© The Optical Society of Japan 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of JoensuuFinland

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