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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1986
  • pp: 1833–1836

Light scattering from twisted metal cylinders

Richard R. Zito and William S. Bickel  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 11, pp. 1833-1836 (1986)

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The twisting of polished cylinders beyond the elastic limit results in the formation of surface cracks in the smooth surface. These surface cracks scatter light in a characteristic way. For small plastic deformations, the light scattering properties of the surface depend linearly on the permanent twist angle. Therefore, light scattering may be used as a kind of strain gauge.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 26, 1985
Published: June 1, 1986

Richard R. Zito and William S. Bickel, "Light scattering from twisted metal cylinders," Appl. Opt. 25, 1833-1836 (1986)

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