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Light scattering from gold-coated ground glass and chemically etched surfaces
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Paper Abstract

An experimental study of light scattering from gold-coated ground glass and chemically etched surfaces is presented. A substantial amount of energy was detected in the cross-polarized component of the light scattered by all our samples and, with the chemically etched surfaces, the phenomenon of enhanced backscattering was observed. The surfaces were characterized with a mechanical profilometer but the estimated statistics are inconsistent with the evidence presented by the light scattering experiments. We believe that this is due to a lack of fidelity of the profilometric measurements. A computer simulation of the effects of the non-vanishing stylus tip has also been conducted to get some insight into the causes of this discrepancy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1558, Wave Propagation and Scattering in Varied Media II, (11 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49629
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Victor Ruiz-Cortes, CICESE (Mexico)
Eugenio R. Mendez, CICESE (Mexico)
Zu-Han Gu, Surface Optics Corp. (United States)
Alexei A. Maradudin, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1558:
Wave Propagation and Scattering in Varied Media II
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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