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Enhanced backscattering of s- and p-polarized light from particles above a substrate
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Paper Abstract

We consider the scattering of light by a system of randomly distributed particles above an interface. It is shown that this system can produce backscattering enhancement even for a very dilute system such that multiple scattering is negligible. A physical mechanisms is proposed and the role of the Fresnel reflectivity of the interface is examined. Differences between the behavior of s and p-polarization are considered.

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Date Published: 11 November 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1558, Wave Propagation and Scattering in Varied Media II, (11 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49634
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Jean-Jacques Greffet, Ecole Centrale Paris (France)
Anne Sentenac, Ecole Centrale Paris (France)

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

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