We measured the angular distribution of light scattering from dielectric random surfaces and confirmed the existence of the quasi-anomalous scattering and Brewster’s scattering angle, which were predicted theoretically in our previous work. The quasi-anomalous scattering produces peaks at the critical angle of total reflection. Brewster’s scattering angle is the angle of a zero in the <i>p</i>-polarized scattering distribution. In the case of vertical incidence there is a dip at the critical angle in the <i>p</i>-polarized scattering distribution, because Brewster’s scattering angle overlaps the critical angle, while the peak due to the quasi-anomalous scattering exists in <i>s</i>-polarized scattering.
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Tetsuya Kawanishi, Izumi Iwata, Masao Kitano, Hisanao Ogura, Zhi Liang Wang, and Masayuki Izutsu, "Brewster’s scattering angle and quasi-anomalous scattering in random scattering from dielectric interfaces," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 339-342 (1999)