Holidays wouldn't be the same without optics

Published on by Optics for Hire.

More optics links we hope you will like… Today’s batch: OFH’s optics for the holidays:
  • The atmospheric causes of winter halos: Explained by the always-excellent “Atmospheric Optics” site.
  • Bokode: You’ve seen “bokeh” blur, distant out of focus points of light in hundreds of Christmas light photographs - but have you read about Bokode, a method of encoding information as a function of ray angle?
  • Heart-shaped bokeh: A DIY photography trick to make your own heart-shaped bokeh
  • Magical storefront lights: A winter stroll past lighted storefronts may reveal seemingly endless reflections. How does that happen?
  • Check out this guy: He used his knowledge of optics to create a 15 foot tall laser reindeer at his home. 
  • Comedy bonus, Conan O’Brien introduces a must-have lighting product! Rublight (NOTE: OFH was not consulted in the design of Rublight, if we had we would have offered suggestions for fixing the color non-uniformity)
Know some good ones we missed? Send us a comment and we’ll credit you in a future email.

Best Wishes in 2013!