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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2001
  • pp: 108–116

Double-scatter cross sections for two-dimensional random rough surfaces that exhibit backscatter enhancement

Ezekiel Bahar and Magda El-Shenawee  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 108-116 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.18.000108


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Abstract

Full-wave solutions are given for the single- and double-scatter radar cross sections for two-dimensional random rough surfaces. High-frequency approximations are used for the double-scatter cross sections in order to express them as numerically tractable four-dimensional integrals. The major contributions to the double-scatter cross sections are associated with the quasi-parallel and quasi-antiparallel double-scatter paths. They come from the neighborhoods of specular points. The enhancement of the backscatter cross sections, which is associated with the quasi-antiparallel double-scatter paths, is observed for both the like- and cross-polarized cross sections.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: May 9, 2000
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2000
Published: January 1, 2001

Citation
Ezekiel Bahar and Magda El-Shenawee, "Double-scatter cross sections for two-dimensional random rough surfaces that exhibit backscatter enhancement," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 108-116 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-18-1-108

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