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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — May. 7, 2012
  • pp: 11336–11350

Satellite peaks in the scattering of light from the two-dimensional randomly rough surface of a dielectric film on a planar metal surface

T. Nordam, P.A. Letnes, I. Simonsen, and A.A. Maradudin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 11336-11350 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.011336


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Abstract

A nonperturbative, purely numerical, solution of the reduced Rayleigh equation for the scattering of p- and s-polarized light from a dielectric film with a two-dimensional randomly rough surface deposited on a planar metallic substrate, has been carried out. It is found that satellite peaks are present in the angular dependence of the elements of the mean differential reflection coefficient in addition to an enhanced backscattering peak. This result resolves a conflict between the results of earlier approximate theoretical studies of scattering from this system.

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OCIS Codes
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces
(290.1483) Scattering : BSDF, BRDF, and BTDF
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: March 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2012
Published: May 2, 2012

Citation
T. Nordam, P.A. Letnes, I. Simonsen, and A.A. Maradudin, "Satellite peaks in the scattering of light from the two-dimensional randomly rough surface of a dielectric film on a planar metal surface," Opt. Express 20, 11336-11350 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-10-11336


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