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The Mueller Matrix-Stokes Vector Representation Of Surface Scattering
Author(s): William S. Bickel; June- Yann Hsu; Shu-Chung Chiao; David Abromson; Vince Iafelice
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Paper Abstract

A highly motivated, systematic and fundamental approach to surface scattering requires that the initial surfaces be fundamental (perfect or ideal) and that the contamination to produce surface scattering be known and controlled. Rough surfaces are considered to be perturbed perfect surfaces that have reached their final condition through some continuum contamination process. This approach permits the classification of surfaces according to the light scattering response to the surface as it is perturbed away from its initial condition. All light scattering data are reported in the context of the Stokes vector and Mueller matrices. Some comparisons to ellipsometry and bi-directional reflection distribution functions (BRDF) are made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0891, Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems, (29 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944291
Show Author Affiliations
William S. Bickel, University of Arizona (United States)
June- Yann Hsu, University of Arizona (United States)
Shu-Chung Chiao, University of Arizona (United States)
David Abromson, University of Arizona (United States)
Vince Iafelice, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0891:
Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems
Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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