This paper deals with the problem of electromagnetic wave scattering from rough surfaces. By means of a generalized Floquet modal representation an analytic solution can be found that is valid for any Fourier-expandable surface pattern, with no limitation on the corrugation amplitude. By means of the special relativistic frame-hopping method, the motionless solution is generalized to the case of uniform translational relative motion between the surface and the observer. Plane-wave simplification techniques are employed to minimize the algebraic complexity of the field covariance transformations. A detailed signal analysis of the electromagnetic scattered field is performed in both the frequency and the time domains.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 9, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 2006
Peter De Cupis, "Electromagnetic wave scattering from moving surfaces with high-amplitude corrugated pattern," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 2538-2550 (2006)