Applied Physics B

, Volume 66, Issue 2, pp 217–223

Light scattering from rough surfaces with superimposed periodic structures

  • M.V. Glazov
  • S.N. Rashkeev
Regular paper

DOI: 10.1007/s003400050379

Cite this article as:
Glazov, M. & Rashkeev, S. Appl Phys B (1998) 66: 217. doi:10.1007/s003400050379


), where K is the wave vector of the periodic structure and λ0 is the correlation length for random roughness. The surface height h of the periodic structure plays a less important role in the suppression of the diffuse scattering, but it gives an oscillating term in grating scattering intensity that can produce the “rainbowing” (or coloration) effect for such a surface. In practice, this may result in increased visual brightness of textured metallic surfaces and also in a new and interesting method of surface coloration control. The rapid development of focused beam texturing technologies leaves no doubt that patterns with a given spatial frequency and amplitude can be easily produced in experiments.

PACS: 07.60; 42.30; 68.35

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.V. Glazov
    • 1
  • S.N. Rashkeev
    • 2
  1. 1.Alcoa Technical Center, 100 Technical Drive, Alcoa Center, PA 15069-0001, USAUS
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-7079, USAUS