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A treatment of light scattering by rough surfaces in terms of the three-dimensional transfer function
Author(s): C. J. R. Sheppard
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Paper Abstract

It is demonstrated that scattering by a rough surface can be described in terms of the coherent transfer function, which was first developed to describe the process of imaging. The three dimensional coherent transfer function for confocal imaging is presented for a high-angle theory. From this an effective transfer function for imaging of rough surfaces is developed, based on the Kirchhoff approximation. It is described how confocal imaging can be used to investigate various scattering mechanisms, and can be used for reconstruction of surface profiles in the Kirchhoff approximation.

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Date Published: 26 July 1993
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1983, 16th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics as a Key to High Technology, 19833E (26 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.2308541
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C. J. R. Sheppard, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1983:
16th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics as a Key to High Technology
Gyorgy Akos; Tivadar Lippenyi; Gabor Lupkovics; Andras Podmaniczky, Editor(s)

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