We found that a slightly rough thin dielectric film polarizes diffusely scattered light. There is a discrete set of angles of incidence and observation for which the intensity of a nonspecular diffuse P-polarized component is significantly greater than that for S polarization.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 11, 1994
Published: September 15, 1994
V. Freilikher, V. I. Tatarskii, M. Pustilnik, and I. Yurkevich, "Polarization of light scattered from slightly rough dielectric film," Opt. Lett. 19, 1382-1384 (1994)