During the study of laser-scattering properties of machined surfaces, an interesting reflective characteristic has been observed. For a certain range of angles of incidence a stationary reflective pattern has been observed regardless of the angle of incidence. We explain the same by using geometric optics. The intensities calculated from the model are found to be in good agreement with the experimentally measured intensity of the scattered pattern.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 17, 1997
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 1998
Published: November 1, 1998
C. Babu Rao and A. V. Ananta Lakshmi, "Laser scattering from the turned surface occurrence of a stationary pattern," Appl. Opt. 37, 7305-7309 (1998)