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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1150–1156

Modeling light scattered from and transmitted through dielectric periodic structures on a substrate

Wenbo Sun, Gorden Videen, Bing Lin, and Yongxiang Hu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 7, pp. 1150-1156 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.001150


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Abstract

Light scattering and transmission by rough surfaces are of considerable interest in a variety of applications including remote sensing and characterization of surfaces. In this work, the finite-difference time-domain technique is applied to calculate the scattered and transmitted electromagnetic fields of an infinite periodic rough surface. The elements of the Mueller matrix for scattered light are calculated by an integral of the near fields over a significant number of periods of the surface. The normalized Mueller matrix elements of the scattered light and the spatial distribution of the transmitted flux for a monolayer of micrometer-sized dielectric spheres on a silicon substrate are presented. The numerical results show that the nonzero Mueller matrix elements for scattering from a surface consisting of a monolayer of dielectric spheres on a silicon substrate have specific maxima at some scattering angles. These maxima may be used in the characterization of features of the surface. For light transmitted through the monolayer of spheres, our results show that the transmitted energy focuses around the ray passing through centers of the spheres. At other locations, the transmitted flux is very small. Therefore, micrometer-sized dielectric spheres might be placed on a semiconductor surface to burn nanometer-sized holes in a layer using laser pulses. The method may also be useful in the assembly of periodic microstructures on surfaces.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: July 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2006
Published: February 12, 2007

Citation
Wenbo Sun, Gorden Videen, Bing Lin, and Yongxiang Hu, "Modeling light scattered from and transmitted through dielectric periodic structures on a substrate," Appl. Opt. 46, 1150-1156 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-7-1150

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