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Opposition Effect In The Scattering Of Light From A Random Rough Metal Surface
Author(s): Zu-Han Gu; Richard S. Dummer; Alexei A. Maradudin; Arthur R. McGurn
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Paper Abstract

The opposition effect manifested as a narrow peak in the angular distribution of the intensity of diffusely scattered light in the backward (antispecular or retroreflection) direction has been experimen-tally investigated. A monostatic bidirectional laser reflectometer was used to measure the opposition effect of gold surfaces under illumination of YAG and He-Ne lasers. The results are compared with a recent theory of the elastic scattering of light from a randomly rough metal surface that predicts such a peak in the retroreflectance direction which, under certain conditions, can be related to the localization of surface polaritons.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1165, Scatter from Optical Components, (2 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962835
Show Author Affiliations
Zu-Han Gu, Surface Optics Corporation (United States)
Richard S. Dummer, Surface Optics Corporation (United States)
Alexei A. Maradudin, University of California (United States)
Arthur R. McGurn, Western Michigan University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1165:
Scatter from Optical Components
John C. Stover, Editor(s)

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