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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1954
  • pp: 672–672

A Toric Skew Ray Trace

ALLEN E. MURRAY  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 44, Issue 9, pp. 672-672 (1954)

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A skew ray trace through a toric surface is presented, starting from the data of a ray incident on the optical axis in a plane forming an arbitrary angle with the meridional. With these data and the constructional parameters the refracted ray data are found in a series of equations. This trace can be readily generalized to accommodate the case of a ray incident on any point of the toric surface from any direction.

ALLEN E. MURRAY, "A Toric Skew Ray Trace," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 672-672 (1954)

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  1. M. Lange, Vereinfachte Formeln Fur Die Trigonometrische Durchrechnung Optischer Systeme, dissertation (Rostock, Leipzig, Teubner, 1909).

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