## Numerical study of scattering from rough inhomogeneous films

JOSA A, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 1182-1191 (1998)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.15.001182

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### Abstract

We adapt the differential method to the study of scattering from randomly rough inhomogeneous films, and we extend the application domain of the surface-integral method to rough surfaces with many embedded scatterers. These methods are compared in the case of geometries in which both volume and surface scattering occur. A good agreement is obtained, and the advantages and drawbacks of each technique are pointed out. The angular scattering from rough inhomogeneous structures corresponding to models of snowcover in the radio-frequency domain or paints in the optical domain is shown.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

**OCIS Codes**

(240.6700) Optics at surfaces : Surfaces

(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

**Citation**

H. Giovannini, M. Saillard, and A. Sentenac, "Numerical study of scattering from rough inhomogeneous films," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A **15**, 1182-1191 (1998)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-15-5-1182

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