Optical behavior of surface bubbles
Authors: Straulino S., Gambi C.M.C., Molesini G.
Autors Affiliation: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Florence, via G. Sansone 1, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019, Italy
Abstract: The observation of diamond-like light spots produced by surface bubbles obliquely illuminated is reported. The phenomenon is discussed in terms of geometrical optics, and an explanation is provided attributing the effect to the astigmatism introduced by the deformation of the liquid surface surrounding the bubble. An essential ray tracing program is outlined and used to reconstruct the observed phenomenon numerically.
Journal/Review: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
Volume: 36 (6) Pages from: 065038-1 to: 065038-9
KeyWords: Physics; Refraction, Diamond-like; Light spot; Liquid surface; Optical behavior; Soap bubbles; Surface bubbles, Ray tracingDOI: 10.1088/0143-0807/36/6/065038Citations: 4data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2023-09-24References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here