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All about Sparkles

Alfred Cann

Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp. 42-45 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPN.24.1.000042


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Abstract

Sparkles are a magnificent manifestation of optics in nature, and nowhere are they as abundant as on freshly fallen snow. Because they evade our depth-perception mechanism, sparkles have an otherworldly quality that makes them seem to float indeterminately rather than appearing on any surface or at any altitude.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(330.1400) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - binocular and stereopsis
(330.5020) Vision, color, and visual optics : Perception psychology

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Vol. 8, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Alfred Cann, "All about Sparkles," Optics & Photonics News 24(1), 42-45 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/opn/abstract.cfm?URI=opn-24-1-42


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