A ray tracing study of gem quality

A. Hardy, S. Shtrikman, N. Stern

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A computerized three-dimensional ray tracing technique is utilized to obtain the scattered pattern of light perpendicularly incident on the table of gem stones. It is then shown that a correlation exists between gem cuts considered best by the diamond trade and the reflection pattern within a cone angle of about 60°.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-809
Number of pages9
JournalOptica Acta
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1981
Externally publishedYes


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