Rainbows, water droplets, and seeing—slow motion analysis of experiments in atmospheric optics

  • Many physics processes underlying phenomena in atmospheric optics happen on a rather short time scale such that neither the human eye nor video cameras are able to analyze the details. We report applications of high-speed imaging of laboratory experiments in atmospheric optics with subsequent slow motion analysis. The potential to study respective transient effects is investigated in general and for a few phenomena in detail, in particular for rainbow scattering due to single oscillatingMany physics processes underlying phenomena in atmospheric optics happen on a rather short time scale such that neither the human eye nor video cameras are able to analyze the details. We report applications of high-speed imaging of laboratory experiments in atmospheric optics with subsequent slow motion analysis. The potential to study respective transient effects is investigated in general and for a few phenomena in detail, in particular for rainbow scattering due to single oscillating droplets during free fall, and for light propagation effects through atmospheric paths with turbulences, leading, e.g., to scintillation of stars or shimmering of mirage images. © 2011 Optical Society of Americashow moreshow less

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Author:Michael Vollmer, Klaus-Peter Möllmann
DOI:https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.000F21
Parent Title (English):In: Applied optics Vol. 50 (2011) 28, pp. F21–F28
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Publishing:2011
Date of Publication (online):2014/01/03
Release Date:2014/01/03
First Page:F21
Last Page:F28
Institutes:Fachbereich Technik
University Bibliography:Hochschulbibliographie
Licence (German):Creative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht kommerziell, Keine Bearbeitung