OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America

Journal of the Optical Society of America

  • Vol. 66, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1976
  • pp: 76–77

Caustic surface and the Coddington equations

David L. Shealy  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 1, pp. 76-77 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.66.000076


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (328 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The caustic surface, which is the locus of the sagittal and tangential focal points for general skew rays, is shown to be given by the Coddington equations for the special case of meridional rays reflected or refracted by a spherical surface.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

Citation
David L. Shealy, "Caustic surface and the Coddington equations," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 76-77 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-66-1-76


Sort:  Author  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. F. A. Jenkins and H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1950), pp. 95, 149.
  2. D. L. Shealy and D. G. Burkhard, Optica Acta 22, 485 (1975).
  3. M. Herzberger, Modern Geometrical Optics (Interscience, New York, 1958), p. 157.
  4. O. N. Stavroudis, Wavefront, Rays, and Caustics (Academic, New York, 1972), p. 157.
  5. D. L. Shealy and D. G. Burkhard, Optica Acta 20, 287 (1973).
  6. D. L. Shealy, "Analytical Illuminance and Caustic Surface Calculations in Geometrical Optics, " International Lens Design Conference, June 23–27, 1975, Haverford, PA.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited