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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2784–2786

Synthetic spectra from rough-surface scattering

Tamara A. Leskova and Alexei A. Maradudin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 20, pp. 2784-2786 (2005)

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We present a method for designing a one-dimensional, deterministic, perfectly conducting rough surface that scatters light at a fixed scattering angle with an intensity whose dependence on the frequency of a plane wave incident normally upon it reproduces the infrared spectrum of a known substance within a specified region of frequencies. Such a surface can therefore be used in a correlation spectrometer for the identification of unknown substances.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

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Tamara A. Leskova and Alexei A. Maradudin, "Synthetic spectra from rough-surface scattering," Opt. Lett. 30, 2784-2786 (2005)

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