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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1982
  • pp: 456–459

Glory in backscattering: Mie and model predictions for bubbles and conditions on refractive index in drops

Philip L. Marston and Dean S. Langley  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 4, pp. 456-459 (1982)

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Mie calculations illustrate the dependences of scattered intensity on polarization, angle, and size for bubbles with radii ≃0.3 mm in a siloxane liquid. Computations give evidence of the axial focusing observed in recent experiments and predicted by a model. Conditions for glory rays in drops and bubbles are derived, and errors in the literature are noted.

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Philip L. Marston and Dean S. Langley, "Glory in backscattering: Mie and model predictions for bubbles and conditions on refractive index in drops," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 456-459 (1982)

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