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Cover: a corona overlapped by Quételet's fringes as found in nature and everyday situations. On ponds the interference pattern is due to an algal film (top). A similar pattern formed on hot tea is shown in the middle image. Its cause is a thin film of tiny water droplets (bottom) located just above the reflecting water surface. For details see the paper by Suhr et al., pp. 4978-4984
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- Optical properties of the metals Al, Co, Cu, Au, Fe, Pb,...
- Optical properties of metallic films for vertical-cavity...
- Laser Beams and Resonators
- Fast & Furious focal-plane wavefront sensing
- Optical Constants of Water in the 200-nm to 200-?m...
- Exact analytic solutions of Maxwell’s equations...
- Phase retrieval algorithms: a comparison
- Simplifying numerical ray tracing for characterization of...
- Model-based phase shifting interferometry
- Measuring refractive index using the focal displacement...