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  • Vol. 60, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1970
  • pp: 1–2

Ray Tracing in Gradient-Index Media

ERICH W. MARCHAND  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 60, Issue 1, pp. 1-2 (1970)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.60.000001


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Abstract

A gradient-index element is one in which the refractive index varies appreciably in a layer just below the surface of the glass. The present paper deals with practical methods of tracing rays through such a medium. One method, due to L. Montagnino, lends itself to rapid computer ray tracing. A second method, through restricted to the case of spherical symmetry in the index function, lends itself both to computer tracing and to analytical investigations.

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ERICH W. MARCHAND, "Ray Tracing in Gradient-Index Media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 1-2 (1970)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-60-1-1

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