This paper presents a methodology for including the photometric raw data sets into the diffuse illumination design process. The method is based on computing the luminance distribution on the outgoing side of diffusing elements from measured bidirectional scattering distribution functions (BSDFs). The model is limited to specimens that create rotationally symmetric scattering distribution. The calculation procedure includes the linear superposition and the correcting feedback. As an application example, the method is verified by a commercially available diffusing sheet illuminated by a 32-inch backlighting module. Close agreement (correlation coefficient = 98.6%) with the experimental measurement confirmed the validity of the proposed procedure.
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