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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2002
  • pp: 727–736

Scattering from rough inhomogeneous media: splitting of surface and volume scattering

A. Sentenac, H. Giovannini, and M. Saillard  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 727-736 (2002)

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The intensity scattered by particles randomly placed beneath a rough interface is studied with rigorous simulations. It is shown that the angular intensity pattern is close to that obtained by adding the intensity scattered by particles under a flat surface to that scattered by a rough homogeneous surface whose permittivity is evaluated with an effective-medium theory. This heuristic splitting rule is accurate for a large range of parameters that are well beyond any perturbative treatment.

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OCIS Codes
(290.3030) Scattering : Index measurements
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

Original Manuscript: March 9, 2001
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2001
Published: April 1, 2002

A. Sentenac, H. Giovannini, and M. Saillard, "Scattering from rough inhomogeneous media: splitting of surface and volume scattering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 727-736 (2002)

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