A simple method for measuring the Mueller matrix associated with rough surfaces in a conical configuration is presented. I present result of experimental measurements of the Mueller matrix for the angular distribution of the light scattered by a one-dimensional gold-coated randomly rough surface in a conical configuration. Effects related to the phenomenon of enhanced backscattering are reported.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces
Rafael Espinosa-Luna, "Scattering by rough surfaces in a conical configuration: experimental Mueller matrix," Opt. Lett. 27, 1510-1512 (2002)