We present a method for numerically generating a one-dimensional random surface, defined by the equation x<sub>3</sub>=ζ(x<sub>1</sub>), 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.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(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)