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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 23 — Dec. 2, 2002
  • pp: 2067–2069

Enhanced backscattering at grazing angles

Zu-Han Gu, I. M. Fuks, and Mikael Ciftan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 23, pp. 2067-2069 (2002)

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Backscattering signals at small grazing angles are important for space vehicle atmospheric reentrance and subsurface radar sensing applications. They are also useful in Fourier-transform infrared grazing-angle microscopy. Recently we performed an experimental study of far-field scattering at small grazing angles, in particular, of enhanced backscattering at grazing angles. For a randomly weak rough dielectric film upon a reflecting metal substrate, a large enhanced backscattering peak was measured. Experimental results are compared with small perturbation theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

Zu-Han Gu, I. M. Fuks, and Mikael Ciftan, "Enhanced backscattering at grazing angles," Opt. Lett. 27, 2067-2069 (2002)

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