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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 5, Iss. 12 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 720–723

Depolarization of backscattered linearly polarized light from ZnO thin film

Linxing Shi, Liyong Jiang, Hailin Wang, and Xiangyin Li  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 12, pp. 720-723 (2007)

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The depolarization behavior of backscattered linearly polarized light from ZnO thin film was investigated experimentally. The results show that the characteristics are related to both the polarization orientation and wavelength of linearly polarized incident light. When the incident light is s-polarized, the depolarization behaviors are different for different wavelengths. When the incident light is p-polarized, the depolarization behaviors, on the contrary, are similar for different wavelengths. In addition, there is an optimal incident angle for depolarization of linearly polarized light with different wavelengths, which is equal to their effective Brewster angles, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

Linxing Shi, Liyong Jiang, Hailin Wang, and Xiangyin Li, "Depolarization of backscattered linearly polarized light from ZnO thin film," Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 720-723 (2007)

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