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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1993
  • pp: 1000–1005

Simple diffractive theory of enhanced backscattering

R. T. Deck and H. J. Simon  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 10, Issue 6, pp. 1000-1005 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.10.001000


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Abstract

A simple theory of enhanced backscattering from weakly rough dielectric and metallic surfaces is presented in which constructive interference of time-reversed scattering paths is explicitly displayed. We show that, when starting from a perturbative second-order electromagnetic theory, one may calculate the backscattering intensity distribution from a single analytic formula. Excellent agreement is obtained with published results that were achieved with extensive numerical simulations. In the case of scattering from dielectric surfaces or loss-less metallic surfaces, the angular width of the backscattering peak is determined solely by diffraction.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 10, 1992
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 1993
Published: June 1, 1993

Citation
R. T. Deck and H. J. Simon, "Simple diffractive theory of enhanced backscattering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 1000-1005 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-10-6-1000


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