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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 42, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2003
  • pp: 4269–4279

Observations and Simulations of Some Divergent-Light Halos

Lars Gislén and Jan O. Mattsson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 21, pp. 4269-4279 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.004269


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Abstract

We deal with some halos generated by the divergent light from a nearby source. After discussing how the divergent light transforms some halo features, we give an outline of a method of handling the simulation of a divergent-light halo. The simulation method is then successfully tested on some well-documented halo observations. We also present a “simulation atlas” that shows halos produced by crystals of different shapes and for different light-source elevations and distances between the observer and the light source. The simulation method also admits a three-dimensional visualization of the phenomena.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.2940) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Ice crystal phenomena
(010.3920) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Meteorology

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Lars Gislén and Jan O. Mattsson, "Observations and Simulations of Some Divergent-Light Halos," Appl. Opt. 42, 4269-4279 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-21-4269

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