Iterative methods offer a practical means for the calculation of wave scattering from two-dimensional surfaces. We present what is to our knowledge the first calculation of the scattering of an electromagnetic beam from a two-dimensional, randomly rough, perfectly conducting surface, using an iterative approach. We also examine a bootstrapping scheme of iteration that can further reduce computing time.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 1, 1993
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 1993
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 1994
Published: May 1, 1994
P. Tran, V. Celli, and A. A. Maradudin, "Electromagnetic scattering from a two-dimensional, randomly rough, perfectly conducting surface: iterative methods," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11, 1686-1689 (1994)