Corner Cube Retro-Reflectors

Corner Cube Retro-Reflectors have three mutually perpendicular surfaces and a hypotenuse face. It operates on the principle of total internal reflection(TIR). A beam entering the effective aperture is reflected by the three roof surfaces and emerges from the entrance/exit surface parallel to itself. This property is independent of orientation of the retro-reflector, within acceptance angle limitations. For applications in which either the acceptance angle for TIR is exceeded, or the reflecting surfaces can not be kept sufficiently clean for TIR, a metal or dielectric coating can be apllied to the reflecting surfaces.
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See Also

6.6 - Cube Corner Retroreflectors
Constructive Cubes
Corner Cube Prisms
Corner Cube Retro-Reflectors
Corner Cube Retroreflectors
Figure 2.1.5 - Russells Rings forming Spheres from Three Pairs of Reflecting Mirrors
Figure 6.11 - Cube Corner Reflectors Dissipating and Concentrating
Holographic Universe
Mirrors and Lens of Cosmic Cinema
Part 04 - Rotation on Three Planes
Part 06 - Formation of Cubes

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