Abstract

We have conducted numerical studies on interference of the nth- and higher-order rainbows (n=8, 9, 10, and 11) formed by a spherical water drop based on Mie scattering theory. Wavelengths studied include 632.8, 532, 514.5, and 488nm. Our results are compared with the “non-Debye enhancement” of the 11th-order rainbow reported by Lock and Woodruff [Appl. Opt. 28, 523 (1989)] .

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