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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1985
  • pp: 4367–4370

Computing optical path length in gradient-index media: a fast and accurate method

Anurag Sharma  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 4367-4370 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.24.004367


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Abstract

A method for computing the optical path length in gradient-index media is presented. A comparison with other methods shows that this is more accurate and faster. This method is based on a series expansion of the refractive index of the medium as a function of a suitable ray-trace parameter.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 5, 1984
Published: December 15, 1985

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Anurag Sharma, "Computing optical path length in gradient-index media: a fast and accurate method," Appl. Opt. 24, 4367-4370 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-24-24-4367


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