We apply singularity theory in analysing the characteristic pattern of polarization in the daylight sky. From the polarization singularities in the pattern, we construct a topological ansatz that agrees well with observation and scattering theory.
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M. R. Dennis, M. V. Berry, and R. L. Lee, Jr, "Polarization Singularities in the Clear Day Sky," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FThW4.
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