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  • Vol. 66, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1976
  • pp: 1363–1367

TM polarized electromagnetic scattering from fin-corrugated periodic surfaces

Gordon R. Ebbesont  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 12, pp. 1363-1367 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.66.001363


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Abstract

The results of an analytical and numerical investigation of TM polarized plane wave scattering from an infinite, fin-corrugated surface are presented. The surface was composed of infinitely thin, perfectly conducting fins of spacing λ/2 < a < λ. Specular reflection from this ideal surface can be completely converted to backscatter in a direction opposite to the incident wave when the fin period and height are properly chosen. A procedure is described for the design and performance prediction of a finite, fin-corrugated surface composed of finitely thick fins. Experiments performed on some optimum, nonideal surfaces under TM polarized nonplane-wave illumination indicate that they behave essentially as predicted.

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Gordon R. Ebbesont, "TM polarized electromagnetic scattering from fin-corrugated periodic surfaces," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1363-1367 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-66-12-1363

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