Abstract

We have calculated reflected and refracted electromagnetic waves from a rough surface with the boundary conditions exactly satisfied. The surface model consists of three parameters: the dimension of the independent cells, <i>h</i>; the parameter in the slope distribution function of the tangent plane t<sub>0</sub>; and the average radius of curvature of the surface, <i>R</i>. Within the reasonable range of these parameters, we have calculated the polarized component <i>P</i> and the depolarized component <i>D</i> measured by Renau <i>et al.</i> and have found the following features of the scattering of the reflected wave from a rough surface that have not been previously explained theoretically. (i) <i>P</i> and <i>D</i> have very different angular dependences. (ii) Whereas <i>P</i> is a sensitive function of <i>t</i><sub>0</sub>, <i>D</i> is almost independent of <i>t</i><sub>0</sub>. (iii) <i>D</i> does not vanish at all angles. A qualitative comparison between the data and the calculation is given.

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  1. J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, New York, 1975). We follow the scattering geometry in Jackson.
  2. J. Renau, R. K. Cheo, and H. G. Cooper, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 459 (1967).
  3. G. J. Wilhelmi, J. W. Rouse, Jr., and A. J. Blanchard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 1036 (1975).
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  5. A. K. Fung, Planet. Space Sci. 14, 563 (1966).
  6. A. K. Fung and H. L. Chan, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 17, 590 (1969).
  7. J. M. Elson and R. H. Ritchie, Phys. Rev. B 4, 4129 (1972).
  8. A. A. Maradudin and D. C. Mills, Phys. Rev. B 11, 1392 (1975).
  9. V. Celli, A. Marvin, and F. Toigo, Phys. Rev. B 11, 1779 (1975).
  10. E. Kr6ger and E. Kretschmann, Z. Phys. 237, 1 (1970).
  11. S. O. Rice, Commun. Pure Appl. Math. 4, 351 (1951).
  12. C. C. Sung and J. A. Holzer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 429 (1976); ibid., J. Appl. Phys. 48, 1739 (1977).
  13. Ref. 6 is intended to fit the experimental data on Ref. 2 as a function of the incident angle θ, but the solution does not satisfy the boundary conditions. It should be pointed out that since the data are simple functions of θ, it is easy to fit the data with several parameters even if the calculations are based on poor approximations.
  14. C. C. Sung and W. D. Eberhardt, J. Appl. Phys. (to be published).

Beckmann, P.

P. Beckmann, The Depolarization of Electromagnetic Waves (Golem, Boulder, Colo., 1968); R. D. Kodis, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propag., AP-14, 77 (1963); A. Stogryn, Radio Sci. 2, 415 (1967).

Blanchard, A. J.

G. J. Wilhelmi, J. W. Rouse, Jr., and A. J. Blanchard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 1036 (1975).

Celli, V.

V. Celli, A. Marvin, and F. Toigo, Phys. Rev. B 11, 1779 (1975).

Chan, H. L.

A. K. Fung and H. L. Chan, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 17, 590 (1969).

Cheo, R. K.

J. Renau, R. K. Cheo, and H. G. Cooper, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 459 (1967).

Cooper, H. G.

J. Renau, R. K. Cheo, and H. G. Cooper, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 459 (1967).

Eberhardt, W. D.

C. C. Sung and W. D. Eberhardt, J. Appl. Phys. (to be published).

Elson, J. M.

J. M. Elson and R. H. Ritchie, Phys. Rev. B 4, 4129 (1972).

Fung, A. K.

A. K. Fung, Planet. Space Sci. 14, 563 (1966).

A. K. Fung and H. L. Chan, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 17, 590 (1969).

Holzer, J. A.

C. C. Sung and J. A. Holzer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 429 (1976); ibid., J. Appl. Phys. 48, 1739 (1977).

Jackson, J. D.

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, New York, 1975). We follow the scattering geometry in Jackson.

Kretschmann, E.

E. Kr6ger and E. Kretschmann, Z. Phys. 237, 1 (1970).

Kröger, E.

E. Kr6ger and E. Kretschmann, Z. Phys. 237, 1 (1970).

Maradudin, A. A.

A. A. Maradudin and D. C. Mills, Phys. Rev. B 11, 1392 (1975).

Marvin, A.

V. Celli, A. Marvin, and F. Toigo, Phys. Rev. B 11, 1779 (1975).

Mills, D. C.

A. A. Maradudin and D. C. Mills, Phys. Rev. B 11, 1392 (1975).

Renau, J.

J. Renau, R. K. Cheo, and H. G. Cooper, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 459 (1967).

Rice, S. O.

S. O. Rice, Commun. Pure Appl. Math. 4, 351 (1951).

Ritchie, R. H.

J. M. Elson and R. H. Ritchie, Phys. Rev. B 4, 4129 (1972).

Rouse, Jr., J. W.

G. J. Wilhelmi, J. W. Rouse, Jr., and A. J. Blanchard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 1036 (1975).

Sung, C. C.

C. C. Sung and J. A. Holzer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 429 (1976); ibid., J. Appl. Phys. 48, 1739 (1977).

C. C. Sung and W. D. Eberhardt, J. Appl. Phys. (to be published).

Toigo, F.

V. Celli, A. Marvin, and F. Toigo, Phys. Rev. B 11, 1779 (1975).

Wilhelmi, G. J.

G. J. Wilhelmi, J. W. Rouse, Jr., and A. J. Blanchard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 1036 (1975).

Other

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, New York, 1975). We follow the scattering geometry in Jackson.

J. Renau, R. K. Cheo, and H. G. Cooper, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 459 (1967).

G. J. Wilhelmi, J. W. Rouse, Jr., and A. J. Blanchard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 1036 (1975).

P. Beckmann, The Depolarization of Electromagnetic Waves (Golem, Boulder, Colo., 1968); R. D. Kodis, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propag., AP-14, 77 (1963); A. Stogryn, Radio Sci. 2, 415 (1967).

A. K. Fung, Planet. Space Sci. 14, 563 (1966).

A. K. Fung and H. L. Chan, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 17, 590 (1969).

J. M. Elson and R. H. Ritchie, Phys. Rev. B 4, 4129 (1972).

A. A. Maradudin and D. C. Mills, Phys. Rev. B 11, 1392 (1975).

V. Celli, A. Marvin, and F. Toigo, Phys. Rev. B 11, 1779 (1975).

E. Kr6ger and E. Kretschmann, Z. Phys. 237, 1 (1970).

S. O. Rice, Commun. Pure Appl. Math. 4, 351 (1951).

C. C. Sung and J. A. Holzer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 429 (1976); ibid., J. Appl. Phys. 48, 1739 (1977).

Ref. 6 is intended to fit the experimental data on Ref. 2 as a function of the incident angle θ, but the solution does not satisfy the boundary conditions. It should be pointed out that since the data are simple functions of θ, it is easy to fit the data with several parameters even if the calculations are based on poor approximations.

C. C. Sung and W. D. Eberhardt, J. Appl. Phys. (to be published).

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