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Enhanced backscattering of light from deterministic quasi-periodic surfaces.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19798305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
It is usually assumed that some randomness of a surface is required for the occurrence of the enhanced backscattering of light from it. We study numerically the scattering of s-polarized light from a quasi-periodic, perfectly conducting surface. We find that under certain conditions the angular distribution of the intensity of the light scattered by this deterministic surface displays a peak in the retroreflection direction-enhanced backscattering. This phenomenon is shown to be a multiple-scattering effect.
Authors:
A A Maradudin; E R Méndez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optics letters     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0146-9592     ISO Abbreviation:  Opt Lett     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708433     Medline TA:  Opt Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1752-4     Citation Subset:  -    
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