Electromagnetic scattering of waves by random rough surface : A finite-difference time-domain approach

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-359
Journal / PublicationMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1991
Externally publishedYes


Monte Carlo simulation of random rough surface is carried out using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. The solution domain is truncated using a periodic and an absorbing boundary condition. The advantages of using FDTD include (1) matrix inversion is eliminated. (2) time-domain response is readily available, and (3) scattering intensities for a range of frequencies can be obtained simultaneously.

Research Area(s)

  • Optical communications, Concatenated coding, multiple pulse position modulation