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Plane-wave expansions methods applied to the calculation of the optical scattering by one-dimensional randomly rough dielectric surfaces
Author(s): Stephane Mainguy
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a numerical study of optical waves scattered by rough surfaces. The calculations are based on the use of plane-wave expansions to describe the reflected and transmitted fields on the surface (also known as the Rayleigh hypothesis). This theory is applied to one-dimensional randomly rough dielectric surfaces, by using a random grating numerical generation. Two methods are recalled for the straightforward numerical implementation of the theory: the Point-Matching Method (PMM) and the Fourier Series Method (FSM). Examples of results for a metallic and a dielectric surface, obtained with the latter method, are in good agreement with calculations by an exact numerical method. It is reported that the FSM has a wider domain of validity but that the PMM has a faster computation time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1995, Optical Scattering: Applications, Measurement, and Theory II, (1 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.162664
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Stephane Mainguy, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1995:
Optical Scattering: Applications, Measurement, and Theory II
John C. Stover, Editor(s)

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