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IR laser-light backscattering by an arbitrarily shaped dielectric object with rough surface
Author(s): Zhensen Wu; Denghui Cheng
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Paper Abstract

The backscattering of an optical wave from arbitrary convex dielectric objects with rough surfaces is investigated and the formulas for calculating the backscattering cross section of both coherent and incoherent fields are obtained. In the infrared waveband, the influence of the geometry, permittivity, and statistic characteristic of the rough surface on backscattering cross section is analyzed, making use of rough ellipsoids as examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1558, Wave Propagation and Scattering in Varied Media II, (11 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49631
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Zhensen Wu, Xidian Univ. (China)
Denghui Cheng, Xidian Univ. (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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