Observation of non-principal plane neutral points in the upwelling polarized light field above a water surface

James T. Adams, Deric J. Gray, Simon Rayner

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The text describes a newly developed method for observing neutral point locations in the atmosphere's natural light field using a digital camera and linearly polarizing film. By applying this method, the authors have observed neutral points in the light field above a water surface, reported their locations, and compared the findings to Monte Carlo simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5387-5391
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number22
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus Subject Areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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