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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2008
  • pp: 195–205

ABCD matrix of the human lens gradient-index profile: applicability of the calculation methods

José Antonio Díaz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 2, pp. 195-205 (2008)

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The applicability of different approximate methods proposed to determine the paraxial properties of the gradient-index (GRIN) distribution resembling that of the human lens, by means of the system ABCD matrix, is tested. Thus, the parabolic-ray-path approximation has been extended to provide the ABCD matrix of a slab lens comprised of a rotationally GRIN medium. The results show that this method has good numerical stability, and it is also the easiest one in determining the Gaussian constants of the human lens GRIN profile.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(080.2730) Geometric optics : Matrix methods in paraxial optics
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.5370) Vision, color, and visual optics : Physiological optics

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: September 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2007
Published: January 8, 2008

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José Antonio Díaz, "ABCD matrix of the human lens gradient-index profile: applicability of the calculation methods," Appl. Opt. 47, 195-205 (2008)

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