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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2395–2399

Interference of the eleventh- and higher-order rainbows formed by a pendant water drop

Pak-hong Ng, Pui-yiu So, Chiu-wah Chan, and Wing-kee Lee  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 2395-2399 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.002395


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Abstract

Interference of the 11th- and higher-order rainbows formed by a pendant water drop was studied by use of laser beams of wavelengths 632.8 and 532 nm. Time variations of the corresponding glare-point intensity, due to vibration of the droplet, are in agreement with results of a simple model calculation. Our results are compared with the “non-Debye enhancement” of the 11th-order rainbow reported by Lock and Woodruff.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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Pak-hong Ng, Pui-yiu So, Chiu-wah Chan, and Wing-kee Lee, "Interference of the eleventh- and higher-order rainbows formed by a pendant water drop," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 2395-2399 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-11-2395

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