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Contribution of High-Order Rainbows to the Scattering of a Gaussian Laser Beam by a Spherical Particle
Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics Image Science and Vision
  • James A. Lock, Cleveland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-1993
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Abstract
I review the theory of the scattering of a Gaussian laser beam by a dielectric spherical particle and give the details for constructing a computer program to implement the theory. Computational results indicate that if the width of the laser beam is much less than the diameter of the particle and if the axis of the beam is incident near the edge of the particle, the fifth-, sixth-, and ninth-order rainbows should be evident in the far-field scattered intensity. I performed an experiment that yielded tentative evidence for the presence of the sixth-order rainbow.
DOI
10.1364/JOSAA.10.000693
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Citation Information
Lock, James A. "Contribution of High-Order Rainbows to the Scattering of a Gaussian Laser Beam by a Spherical Particle." Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics Image Science and Vision 10 (1993): 693-706.