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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1988
  • pp: 465–467

Rapid ray tracing in radial gradients

Erich W. Marchand  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 465-467 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.000465


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Abstract

Analytic ray-tracing formulas provide a rapid means of tracing rays, including skew rays, in a radial gradient. A fifth-order formula for the ray position and direction and a fourth-order formula for the optical path length give sufficiently accurate results for various applications.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 2, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988

Citation
Erich W. Marchand, "Rapid ray tracing in radial gradients," Appl. Opt. 27, 465-467 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-3-465

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