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dc.contributor.authorDing, Yitian
dc.contributor.authorPau, Stanley
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-31T15:58:35Z
dc.date.available2019-07-31T15:58:35Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-20
dc.identifier.citationDing, Y., & Pau, S. (2019). Circularly and elliptically polarized light under water and the Umov effect. Light: Science & Applications, 8(1), 32.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2047-7538
dc.identifier.pmid30911381
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41377-019-0143-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/633593
dc.description.abstractTotal internal reflection occurs when light is incident on the interface of high- and low-refractive-index materials at an angle greater than the critical angle. Sunlight with high degree of linear polarization, such as atmospheric scattered skylight, can be converted with a high efficiency up to 53% to circular and elliptical polarizations by total internal reflection under water in the region outside Snell's window. The degree of circular polarization is observed to be inversely dependent on the albedo of underwater objects and is shown to be a direct consequence of the Umov effect. Our results are important for underwater polarimetry, surveillance applications and studies of marine animals' polarized vision near the water-air interface.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNSF [1607358]en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCHINESE ACAD SCIENCES, CHANGCHUN INST OPTICS FINE MECHANICS AND PHYSICSen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41377-019-0143-0en_US
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2019. Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleCircularly and elliptically polarized light under water and the Umov effecten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Coll Opt Scien_US
dc.identifier.journalLIGHT-SCIENCE & APPLICATIONSen_US
dc.description.noteOpen access journalen_US
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dc.source.journaltitleLight, science & applications
refterms.dateFOA2019-07-31T15:58:36Z


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