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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1161–1179

Multiple-scattering model for the coherent reflection and transmission of light from a disordered monolayer of particles

Augusto García-Valenzuela, Edahí Gutiérrez-Reyes, and Rubén G. Barrera  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 1161-1179 (2012)

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Using a multiple-scattering formalism, we derive closed-form expressions for the coherent reflection and transmission coefficients of monochromatic electromagnetic plane waves incident upon a two-dimensional array of randomly located spherical particles. The calculation is performed within the quasi-crystalline approximation, and the statistical correlation among the particles is assumed to be given simply by a correlation hole. In the resulting model, the size of the spheres and the angle of incidence are both unrestricted. The final formulas are relatively simple, making the model suitable for a straightforward interpretation of optical-sensing measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

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Original Manuscript: September 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2012
Published: June 1, 2012

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Augusto García-Valenzuela, Edahí Gutiérrez-Reyes, and Rubén G. Barrera, "Multiple-scattering model for the coherent reflection and transmission of light from a disordered monolayer of particles," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 1161-1179 (2012)

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