Imaging Components, Systems, and Processing

Analysis of laser backscattering enhancement in random media for E-polarization

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Hosam El-Ocla

Lakehead University, Department of Computer Science, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1, Canada

Opt. Eng. 54(5), 053104 (May 07, 2015). doi:10.1117/1.OE.54.5.053104
History: Received December 26, 2014; Accepted April 9, 2015
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Abstract.  An analysis of laser backscattering enhancement is pursued to probe the parameters that affect a laser radar cross-section (LRCS) measurement. The performance of backscattering enhancement is investigated by calculating the LRCS of the conducting targets with a finite size. E-wave polarization is assumed for incident waves in continuous random media. Targets configuration and the beam size in addition to the spatial coherency are those parameters that are studied to clarify their effects on the accuracy of the LRCS compared to the case of a plane wave incidence in a free space and random media.

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Hosam El-Ocla
"Analysis of laser backscattering enhancement in random media for E-polarization", Opt. Eng. 54(5), 053104 (May 07, 2015). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.54.5.053104


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