We show that a scattering–reduction effect is obtained by coating a rough surface with an antireflection layer. This research is a generalization of Amra’s [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10, 365– 374 ( 1993)] study of smooth surfaces conducted with a first-order theory to the case of rough surfaces. We show that the differential method with the R matrix algorithm can be used to study scattering from multilayered rough surfaces. A comparison between numerical and experimental results is given.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 2, 1996
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 1997
Published: August 1, 1997
H. Giovannini and C. Amra, "Scattering–reduction effect with overcoated rough surfaces: theory and experiment," Appl. Opt. 36, 5574-5579 (1997)