Scattering of waves from nonlinear media with rough surfaces

F. Baas, V. Freilikher

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Reflection and scattering of waves from plane and statistically rough interfaces between nonlinear media are studied theoretically. New hysteresis-type dependences of the reflections and transmission coefficients on the amplitude of the incident wave and on the angle of incidence are predicted. Scattering diagrams for diffusely reflected and transmitted fields amplitude, nonlinearity suppresses the Bragg resonant scattering mechanism. Smooth roughness of the boundary is shown to enhance the penetration of evanescent waves into nonlinear media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-394
Number of pages10
JournalWaves in Random and Complex Media
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1997


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