The computer routine used in a previous paper [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 523 ( 1996)] for the concatenation of eikonals is quite slow in certain demanding cases. This problem can be overcome by using the order doubling technique developed for this purpose by Forbes [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 1097 ( 1982); J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 782 ( 1983)] and Forbes and Andrews [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 776 ( 1983)] more than a dozen years ago. Numerical experiments show that this technique speeds up the calculations by two orders of magnitude or more.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 20, 1995
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 1996
Published: August 1, 1996
A. Walther, "Eikonal theory and computer algebra II," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 1763-1765 (1996)