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Rainbows in the grass. II. Arbitrary diagonal incidence

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Abstract

We consider external reflection rainbow caustics due to the reflection of light from a pendant droplet where the light rays are at an arbitrary angle with respect to the horizontal. We compare this theory to observation of glare spots from pendant drops on grass; we also consider the potential application of this theory to the determination of liquid surface tension.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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