Abstract

The angular distribution of reflected radiation has been investigated using a model which considers both direct surface reflection and volume scattering of the refracted radiation with eventual emergence through the surface. The significant results are: (a) the off-specular peaks are composed almost entirely of locally specular radiation, (b) the magnitude of the off-specular peaks depends almost entirely on the index-of-refraction ratio, and (c) the angular position of the off-specular peak, relative to the specular angle, depends upon the radius of curvature of the surface near its peaks.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Theory for Off-Specular Reflection From Roughened Surfaces*

K. E. Torrance and E. M. Sparrow
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57(9) 1105-1114 (1967)

Polarization, Directional Distribution, and Off-Specular Peak Phenomena in Light Reflected from Roughened Surfaces

K. E. Torrance, E. M. Sparrow, and R. C. Birkebak
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56(7) 916-925 (1966)

Polarization Properties of a Simple Dielectric Rough-Surface Model

G. C. McCoyd
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57(11) 1345-1350 (1967)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription