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Scattering from particulate metallic surfaces: effect of surface particle density
Author(s): Francisco Gonzalez; Jose M. Saiz; Pedro J. Valle; Fernando Gracia Moreno
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Paper Abstract

An experimental analysis has been made of the light scattering from particulate surfaces as a function of the surface particle density. The samples were composed of a conducting flat substrate seeded with spherical metallic particles whose radius is on the order of the wavelength of the incident radiation (λ = 0.633 μm). We analyze how the multiple-scattering effect evolves as the separation between particles changes. From a theoretical point of view, we have applied a ray-tracing method to obtain the scattered intensities. These were compared with the experimental results. Good basic agreement was found, especially in the backscattering region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(4) doi: 10.1117/12.197091
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Francisco Gonzalez, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain)
Jose M. Saiz, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain)
Pedro J. Valle, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain)
Fernando Gracia Moreno, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain)

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