Using a recently discovered short-coupling-range phenomenon, we have completed a computer code that is able to compute rigorously the speckle pattern diffracted by a random rough surface with an arbitrary number of asperities, illuminated by a laser beam. This computer code is used to determine the condition under which the mean intensity at infinity of the speckle pattern can be precisely obtained.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 9, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 1986
Published: August 1, 1986
D. Maystre and J. P. Rossi, "Implementation of a rigorous vector theory of speckle for two-dimensional microrough surfaces," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3, 1276-1282 (1986)