Depolarizing surface scattering by a birefringent material with rough surface

Jonas Ritter, Ning Ma, Wolfgang Osten, Mitsuo Takeda, Wei Wang

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The surface polarization scattering is investigated in terms of the coherence matrix for the electric field scattered from a birefringent material with a random interface between its surface and air. The relationship between the statistical properties of the scattered light at the scattering surface and the micro-structure of the anisotropic media has been explored for the first time to understand the underlying mechanism of the surface scattering phenomena for the electric field with random states of polarization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-460
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Early online date30 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Coherence in wave optics
  • Polarization in wave optics
  • Scattering from surfaces
  • Statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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