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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