Effect of surface texture on absorption by lossy dielectric slabs

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Vijay K. Varadan, Vasundara V. Varadan

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Absorption of electromagnetic energy by a lossy dielectric slab sitting on a perfectly conducting substrate is examined. It is shown that texturing the exposed surface of the slab by a periodic roughness results in alteration of the absorption characteristics. This alteration is very pronounced, particularly when the mean slab thickness is less than the penetration depth in the slab.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4349-4352
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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