The glare spots usually seen on a single water droplet which has been illuminated by a plane wave are produced by geometrical rays which correspond to the different terms of the Debye series expansion of the Mie scattered field. Recently other glare spot enhancements have been predicted which correspond to scattering resonances coupling to the orbiting rays associated with high-order geometrical rainbows. We observed the non-Debye enhancement of the eleventh-order rainbow glare spot at an observation angle of 90° on a 3.5-mm water droplet illuminated by polarized He-Ne laser light.
Lock, James A. and Woodruff, Judith R., "Non-Debye Enhancements in the Mie Scattering of Light from a Single Water Droplet" (1989). Physics Faculty Publications. 35.
Lock, James A. and Judith R. Woodruff. "Non-Debye Enhancements in the Mie Scattering of Light from a Single Water Droplet." Applied Optics 28 (1989): 523-529.
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