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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 10, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1971
  • pp: 1160–1163

Equivalence Relations in a Class of Distributed Optical Systems–Lenslike Media

S. Yamamoto and T. Makimoto  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 5, pp. 1160-1163 (1971)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.10.001160


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Abstract

Equivalence properties of lenslike media with parabolic index profiles are analyzed on the basis of geometrical optics. By equivalent media we mean here those with the same ray-transfer matrix representation. An equivalence theorem is presented that provides a simple method of equivalent transformation of parabolic media. The practical importance of the equivalent transformation is that it leads to flexibility in the design of distributed optical structures, such as gas lenses and inhomogeneous optical fibers.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 1970
Published: May 1, 1971

Citation
S. Yamamoto and T. Makimoto, "Equivalence Relations in a Class of Distributed Optical Systems–Lenslike Media," Appl. Opt. 10, 1160-1163 (1971)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-10-5-1160

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