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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2003
  • pp: 72–74

Two-dimensional random surfaces that act as circular diffusers

A. A. Maradudin, T. A. Leskova, and E. R. Méndez  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 72-74 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000072


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Abstract

We propose a method for designing a two-dimensional random Dirichlet surface that, when it is illuminated at normal incidence by a scalar plane wave, scatters the wave with a circularly symmetric distribution of intensity. The method is applied to the design of a surface that acts as a Lambertian diffuser. The method is tested by computer simulations, and a procedure for fabricating such surfaces on photoresist is described.

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(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness

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A. A. Maradudin, T. A. Leskova, and E. R. Méndez, "Two-dimensional random surfaces that act as circular diffusers," Opt. Lett. 28, 72-74 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-2-72


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