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Frontiers in Optics
Tucson, Arizona United States
October 16-21, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-797-0
Optical Vortices IV (FThW)

Polarization Singularities in the Clear Day Sky

Mark R Dennis, Michael V Berry, and Raymond L Lee, Jr

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2005.FThW4


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Abstract

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.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics

Citation
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.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=FiO-2005-FThW4


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