Title

Near-field characterization of effective optical interfaces

Authors

Authors

A. Apostol; D. Haefner;A. Dogariu

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Phys. Rev. E

Keywords

SCATTERING; STATISTICS; SURFACE; LIGHT; Physics, Fluids & Plasmas; Physics, Mathematical

Abstract

The properties of many heterogeneous media depend on both the surface roughness and the local variations of the optical properties. An effective optical interface is usually invoked to describe the characteristics of such media. Using approaches specific to near-field optics, the two influences can be decoupled and a quantitative assessment of their contributions can be performed. It is also shown that a discrete random-walk model can be used to determine the magnitude of the dielectric constant fluctuations at subwavelength scales which, in turn, describe the morphology of optically inhomogeneous media.

Journal Title

Physical Review E

Volume

74

Issue/Number

6

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

6

WOS Identifier

WOS:000243165900049

ISSN

1539-3755

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