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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1993
  • pp: 5492–5503

Comparison of surface and bulk scattering in optical multilayers

Claude Amra, C. Grèzes-Besset, and L. Bruel  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 32, Issue 28, pp. 5492-5503 (1993)

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Electromagnetic theories provide a tool to detect the origin of scattering in optical multilayers. Illumination and observation conditions that cause surface and bulk scatterings to have different behaviors are pointed out. Angular, wavelength, and polarization dependences are investigated for the location of structural irregularities at interfaces or in the bulk of a multilayer. Specific experiments can be designed.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 16, 1992
Published: October 1, 1993

Claude Amra, C. Grèzes-Besset, and L. Bruel, "Comparison of surface and bulk scattering in optical multilayers," Appl. Opt. 32, 5492-5503 (1993)

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