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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15832–15843

Gradual loss of polarization in light scattered from rough surfaces: Electromagnetic prediction

Myriam Zerrad, Jacques Sorrentini, Gabriel Soriano, and Claude Amra  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15832-15843 (2010)

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Electromagnetic theory is used to calculate the gradual loss of polarization in light scattering from surface roughness. The receiver aperture is taken into account by means of a multiscale spatial averaging process. The polarization degrees are connected with the structural parameters of surfaces.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5770) Coherence and statistical optics : Roughness
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

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Original Manuscript: May 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2010
Published: July 12, 2010

Myriam Zerrad, Jacques Sorrentini, Gabriel Soriano, and Claude Amra, "Gradual loss of polarization in light scattered from rough surfaces: Electromagnetic prediction," Opt. Express 18, 15832-15843 (2010)

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