Theoretical results of the use of a Mueller matrix to characterize a one-dimensional
rough perfectly reflecting, single-scattering surface in a conical configuration
are presented. The conical Mueller matrix (CMM) is derived from the known
Mueller matrix of this kind of surface in the plane of incidence [the plane
Mueller matrix (PMM)]. The key argument is that, as the PMM is considered
to be a Mueller–Jones matrix, an appropriate
rotation of the complex amplitude matrix provides the conic Mueller matrix.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
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