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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2782–2787

Observation of high-order rainbows formed by a pendant drop

P. H. Ng, M. Y. Tse, and W. K. Lee  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 2782-2787 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.002782


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Abstract

High-order rainbows, up to the 200th order, formed by a pendant water drop and a 50-mW laser beam, have been observed. Some of the characteristics of the high-order rainbows, including angular intensity distributions and angular positions, are reported. Rainbow intensity as a function of order number is also presented. Rainbows beyond the 32nd order have been observed for the first time to our knowledge. Experimental and theoretical results are in reasonable agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(080.2730) Geometric optics : Matrix methods in paraxial optics

Citation
P. H. Ng, M. Y. Tse, and W. K. Lee, "Observation of high-order rainbows formed by a pendant drop," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2782-2787 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-11-2782

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