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Polarization of scattering by rough surfaces
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Paper Abstract

Ellipsometric parameters, depolarization and directional reflectance of reflection and scattering by a rough stainless steel surface are measured. Linear and circular polarizations, and principal Mueller matrix can be obtained from the above quantities. Measurements were made at fixed incident and detection directions and variable sample's orientation. For one-dimensional rough surfaces, it was found that depolarization and circular polarization increase with the off-specular angle of scattering while linear polarization does the opposite. Measurements were also made for specular direction. The effective refractive index, extinction coefficient and rms roughness for the rough sample were derived from these data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3426, Scattering and Surface Roughness II, (30 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328452
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Soe-Mie F. Nee, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Tsu-Wei Nee, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3426:
Scattering and Surface Roughness II
Zu-Han Gu; Alexei A. Maradudin, Editor(s)

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