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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2011
  • pp: 5192–5199

Ray-tracing method for isotropic inhomogeneous refractive-index media from arbitrary discrete input

Yohei Nishidate, Takashi Nagata, Shin-ya Morita, and Yutaka Yamagata  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 26, pp. 5192-5199 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.005192


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Abstract

We have developed a ray-tracing simulation procedure for optically isotropic gradient refractive-index media. The procedure can take discrete points of arbitrary distribution for the definition of refractive-index distributions and lens surfaces. It is useful for simulating ray trajectories in real lens systems. The procedure is applied to a ray-tracing simulation of the Luneburg lens and a radial gradient optical fiber. The simulation results are compared with the analytical solutions, and it is shown that they are in precise agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(080.1753) Geometric optics : Computation methods
(080.5692) Geometric optics : Ray trajectories in inhomogeneous media

History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2011
Published: September 9, 2011

Citation
Yohei Nishidate, Takashi Nagata, Shin-ya Morita, and Yutaka Yamagata, "Ray-tracing method for isotropic inhomogeneous refractive-index media from arbitrary discrete input," Appl. Opt. 50, 5192-5199 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-26-5192

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