The characterization generates a three dimensional (3D) information volume. The x and y dimensions of the cube corresponds to the x and y coordinates of the sample. The y dimension of the cube corresponds to what we define as the enforced angle, the angle enforced on the sample during characterization.

The 3D information volume is a massive and powerful optical description of the sample that may be either visualized or characterized further by mathematical tools.


A Angle dimension zoomed
in. Angle resolution 0.13°
 Resolution - 3D Information VolumeC Low reflectance region highly amplified. Note the low degree of noise and distortion.


D High reflectance region highly attenuated. Note the graceful gradation of intensity values – no saturation.

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B Spatial dimension zoomed
in. Spatial resolution 34µm (each
color R, G, B).