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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2005
  • pp: 784–791

Control of the backscattered intensity in random rectangular-groove surfaces with variations in the groove depth

Neil C. Bruce  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 5, pp. 784-791 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.000784


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Abstract

Recently a modification of the Kirchhoff approximation was presented to permit the calculation of multiple-scattered light on rough surfaces with infinite slopes. A brief description of the method, with examples of the scattering of light from rough surfaces with rectangular grooves, is presented. It is shown that, for a surface with random groove depths with a constant probability distribution of the groove depths, the backscatter intensity can increase or decrease, depending on the width of this probability distribution.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 4, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2004
Published: February 10, 2005

Citation
Neil C. Bruce, "Control of the backscattered intensity in random rectangular-groove surfaces with variations in the groove depth," Appl. Opt. 44, 784-791 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-5-784


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