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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 1998
  • pp: 5190–5192

Stability of systems of plane reflecting surfaces

Naftali Schweitzer, Yaakov Friedman, and Michael Skop  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 5190-5192 (1998)

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A general rule for the stability of plane reflecting surface systems is derived by use of the features of the reflection matrix. It is proved that only two directions can be stable: the forward direction and the backward direction (retroreflection). Examples for the application of this rule in the design of stable reflecting systems for optical communication are given.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

Original Manuscript: December 3, 1997
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 1998
Published: August 1, 1998

Naftali Schweitzer, Yaakov Friedman, and Michael Skop, "Stability of systems of plane reflecting surfaces," Appl. Opt. 37, 5190-5192 (1998)

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