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Surface polarization scattering generated from a birefringent material with rough surface
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Paper Abstract

Based on a rough-surfaced model for a birefringent material with a random interface between its surface and air, we explore the relationship between the correlation area and the spatial degree of polarization of the scattered electric field and the surface-height fluctuations. The statistical properties of the scattered light and the microstructure of the anisotropic material has been investigated based on the coherence matrix. It is shown that achieving depolarization is much more difficult than reducing the coherence for the scattered light introduced by the rough surface of the birefringent material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10694, Computational Optics II, 106940J (28 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311456
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Jonas Ritter, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Ning Ma, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Wolfgang Osten, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Mitsuo Takeda, Utsunomiya Univ. (Japan)
Wei Wang, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10694:
Computational Optics II
Daniel G. Smith; Frank Wyrowski; Andreas Erdmann, Editor(s)

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