In the study of imaging on paper, the effect of the penetration of light into the paper is usually neglected. Measurements show that light does not emerge from the paper sample at the same spot where it entered. The manner in which the light spreads through the paper is described by the spread function of the paper. It was suspected that an estimation of the paper spread function and its Fourier transform could be made based on the Kubelka-Munk absorption (K) and scattering (S) coefficients of the paper using a general diffusion model. The results show that an estimate of the Fourier transform can be made.
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Pridham, Brian, "The Determination of paper spread functions and their Fourier transforms from Kubelka-Munk absorption and scattering measurements" (1985). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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