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Calculation of the Mueller matrix for scattering of light from two-dimensional rough surfaces

  • Author(s): Letnes, PA
  • Maradudin, AA
  • Nordam, T
  • Simonsen, I
  • et al.
Abstract

We calculate all the elements of the Mueller matrix for light scattering from a two-dimensional randomly rough lossy metal surface. The calculations are carried out for arbitrary angles of incidence by the use of nonperturbative numerical solutions of the reduced Rayleigh equations. We foresee that the ability to model polarization effects in light scattering from surfaces will enable better interpretation of experimental data and allow for the design of surfaces which possess useful polarization effects. © 2012 American Physical Society.

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