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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2006
  • pp: 626–632

Coherent optical reflectance from a monolayer of large particles adsorbed on a glass surface

Mary Carmen Peña-Gomar, Francisco Castillo, Augusto García-Valenzuela, Rubén G. Barrera, and Elías Pérez  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 4, pp. 626-632 (2006)

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We develop a coherent-scattering model for the reflection of light from a monolayer of large particles and low surface coverage. The model takes into account multiple scattering between particles of the monolayer and with the substrate, and it can be used around the critical angle in an internal reflection configuration. We compare the results of the model with our own reflectivity data taken with latex particles adsorbed on a glass–water interface and with a simpler effective-medium model.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: April 19, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2005

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Mary Carmen Peña-Gomar, Francisco Castillo, Augusto García-Valenzuela, Rubén G. Barrera, and Elías Pérez, "Coherent optical reflectance from a monolayer of large particles adsorbed on a glass surface," Appl. Opt. 45, 626-632 (2006)

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