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.
© 1977 Optical Society of America
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)