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  • Vol. 68, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1978
  • pp: 1606–1610

Propagation of the generalized radiance through lenses

A. Walther  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 68, Issue 11, pp. 1606-1610 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.68.001606


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Abstract

We prove that in a large and significant class of cases the generalized radiance is, except for transmission losses, invariant along light rays traversing a lens.

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A. Walther, "Propagation of the generalized radiance through lenses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 1606-1610 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-68-11-1606


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