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  • Vol. 69, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1979
  • pp: 1089–1092

Theory of the rainbow

S. D. Mobbs  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 69, Issue 8, pp. 1089-1092 (1979)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.69.001089


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Abstract

A new theory of the rainbow based on Huygens’s principle is given and compared with the complex angular momentum theory. There is good agreement over a large range of angles and size parameters for both the magnetic and electric polarizations.

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S. D. Mobbs, "Theory of the rainbow," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 1089-1092 (1979)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-69-8-1089

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