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Complex reflectivity of a corner cube retroreflector
Author(s): Marija Scholl
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Paper Abstract

An analytical expression is derived for the complex reflectivity of a corner cube retroreflector, using the complex reflection coefficients for the s- and p-polarization. It incorporates errors in the cube corners, surface finish, and the coating non-uniformity. This expression shows explicitly that the corner cube retroreflector modifies the electric field of the incident beam, according to the path through the retroreflector (the segment). The corner cube retroreflector conjugates the incident beam only in the case of a plane wave with a constant amplitude incident on a "perfect" corner cube retroreflector of infinite dimensions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2268, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing II, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185850
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Marija Scholl, Alenka Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2268:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing II
Marija S. Scholl, Editor(s)

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