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Opt Lett. 2005 Oct 15;30(20):2784-6.

Synthetic spectra from rough-surface scattering.

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  • 1Department of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Surface and Interface Science, University of California, Irvine, California 92697, USA.


We present a method for designing a one-dimensional, deterministic, perfectly conducting rough surface that scatters light at a fixed scattering angle with an intensity whose dependence on the frequency of a plane wave incident normally upon it reproduces the infrared spectrum of a known substance within a specified region of frequencies. Such a surface can therefore be used in a correlation spectrometer for the identification of unknown substances.

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