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  • Vol. 67, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1977
  • pp: 1266–1269

Probability distribution of optical amplitudes scattered from a rough object containing multiple glints

Jen King Jao and Marek Elbaum  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 67, Issue 9, pp. 1266-1269 (1977)

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A generalized Rician probability density function is used to model the first-order statistics of the optical field amplitudes scattered from an optically rough object containing a number of glints, under monochromatic, spatially coherent illumination. Numerical evaluations of analytic results for the special case of a rough object containing two glints of constant and equal strength compare favorably with computer simulations.

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Jen King Jao and Marek Elbaum, "Probability distribution of optical amplitudes scattered from a rough object containing multiple glints," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 1266-1269 (1977)

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