The scattering cross sections for large finitely conducting spheres with rough surfaces are determined for optical frequencies using the full wave approach. For the roughness scales considered the scattering cross sections differ significantly from those of smooth conducting spheres. Several illustrative examples are presented, and the results are compared to earlier solutions to the problem.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 9, 1984
Published: June 15, 1985
Ezekiel Bahar and Swapan Chakrabarti, "Scattering and depolarization by large conducting spheres with rough surfaces," Appl. Opt. 24, 1820-1825 (1985)