Designer Surfaces


  • Alexei Maradudin, Institute for Surface and Interface Science, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Eugenio Méndez, CICESE, Depto Optica, Ensenada, Mexico
  • Tamara Leskova, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, USA

This book presents an approach to the design and fabrication of optical elements that are based on the use of one- or two-dimensional randomly rough surfaces to reflect or transmit light in specified ways. The reader is provided with an introduction to analytical methods for the solution of direct problems in rough surface scattering, and fabrication techniques. These can be useful in contexts outside the scope of this book. The advantages and disadvantages of this stochastic approach compared to the diffractive optics approach are discussed. Finally, experimental results that verify the predictions of the theories developed in this book are presented.
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Researchers in the areas of direct and inverse problems in rough surface scattering. It is also suitable for scientists in industry and academics concerned with the fabrication of optical elements with prescribed properties.


Book information

  • Published: May 2008
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53048-6

Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. One-Dimensional Surfaces3. Two-Dimensional Surfaces4. Conclusions and OutlookAppendix AAppendix BAppendix C