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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1257–1259

Random surfaces that suppress single scattering

A. A. Maradudin, I. Simonsen, T. A. Leskova, and E. R. MÃndez  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 18, pp. 1257-1259 (1999)

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We present a method for numerically generating a one-dimensional random surface, defined by the equation x3=ζ(x1), that suppresses single-scattering processes in the scattering of light from the surface within a specified range of scattering angles. Rigorous numerical calculations of the scattering of light from surfaces generated by this approach show that the single-scattering contribution to the mean scattered intensity is indeed suppressed within that range of angles.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

A. A. Maradudin, I. Simonsen, T. A. Leskova, and E. R. MÃndez, "Random surfaces that suppress single scattering," Opt. Lett. 24, 1257-1259 (1999)

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