Light reflection in a pool under falling rain droplets
Authors: Molesini G., Vannoni M.
Autors Affiliation: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: The observation of peculiar light patterns produced by reflection from a water surface perturbed by falling droplets is reported. The phenomenon is analysed in some detail, with a simplified model of a surface wave packet. A simple experiment reproducing the phenomenon in the laboratory is presented, also showing evidence of pattern distortions that were not reported before. An account is given in terms of the vector nature of the law of reflection, also referring to the time constant of the eye.
Journal/Review: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
Volume: 29 (3) Pages from: 403 to: 411
KeyWords: Drops; Perturbation techniques; Rain; Surface waves; Light patterns; Surface wave packets; ReflectionDOI: 10.1088/0143-0807/29/3/001Citations: 2data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-10-13References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here