Brewster’s scattering angle and quasi-anomalous scattering in random scattering from dielectric interfaces

Tetsuya Kawanishi, Izumi Iwata, Masao Kitano, Hisanao Ogura, Zhi Liang Wang, Masayuki Izutsu

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Abstract

We measured the angular distribution of light scattering from dielectric random surfaces and confirmed the existence of the quasi-anomalous scattering and Brewster’s scattering angle, which were predicted theoretically in our previous work. The quasi-anomalous scattering produces peaks at the critical angle of total reflection. Brewster’s scattering angle is the angle of a zero in the p-polarized scattering distribution. In the case of vertical incidence there is a dip at the critical angle in the p-polarized scattering distribution, because Brewster’s scattering angle overlaps the critical angle, while the peak due to the quasi-anomalous scattering exists in s-polarized scattering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-342
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Feb
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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