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