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Random surfaces that suppress single scattering.

  • Author(s): Maradudin, AA
  • Simonsen, I
  • Leskova, TA
  • Mãndez, ER
  • et al.

We present a method for numerically generating a one-dimensional random surface, defined by the equation x(3)=zeta(x(1)), that suppresses single-scattering processes in the scattering of light from the surface within a specified range of scattering angles. Rigorous numerical calculations of the scattering of light from surfaces generated by this approach show that the single-scattering contribution to the mean scattered intensity is indeed suppressed within that range of angles.

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