Internal reflection beneath capillary water waves: a method for measuring wave slope.

@article{Saylor1997InternalRB,
  title={Internal reflection beneath capillary water waves: a method for measuring wave slope.},
  author={James Saylor},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={1121-9}
}
Ray-tracing simulations were performed to explore total internal reflection of light rays beneath capillary water waves. A vertically oriented light ray, scanned laterally below the wave surface, is mapped to a position that oscillates at a frequency f. It was found that f varies over 2 orders of magnitude as the dimensionless wave height a/lambda varies… CONTINUE READING