The scattering of waves at a ridged surface is interpreted as the Zeno effect. This interpretation leads to a simple estimate for the coefficient of reflection. Our estimate shows good agreement with experimental data.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
D. Kouznetsov and H. Oberst, "The Spatial Zeno Effect Applied to Atomic Optics," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JThE98.
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