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Numerical validation of the generalized Harvey–Shack surface scatter theory
Author(s): Narak Choi; James E. Harvey

Paper Abstract

The generalized Harvey–Shack (GHS) surface scatter theory is numerically compared to the classical small perturbation method, the Kirchhoff approximation method, and the rigorous method of moments for one-dimensional ideally conducting surfaces whose surface power spectral density function is Gaussian or exhibits an inverse power law (fractal) behavior. In spite of its simple analytic form, our numerical comparison shows that the new GHS theory is valid (with reasonable accuracy) over a broader range of surface parameter space than either of the two classical surface scatter theories.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 2013
PDF: 15 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(11) 115103 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.11.115103
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Narak Choi, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
James E. Harvey, Photon Engineering LLC (United States)

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