Some laboratory demonstrations on atmospheric optics are presented. The focus is on dispersion effects in mirages, lateral mirages, and inferior mirages produced with small hot plates. We also show a demonstration of the upper-tangent-arc halo, produced with a hexagonal prism, rotating about two axes.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.2940) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Ice crystal phenomena
(010.4030) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Mirages and refraction
Michael Vollmer and Robert Greenler, "Halo and Mirage Demonstrations in Atmospheric Optics," Appl. Opt. 42, 394-398 (2003)