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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Oct. 16, 2006
  • pp: 9627–9635

Perfect imaging in a homogeneous three-dimensional region

Juan C. Miñano  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 9627-9635 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.009627


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Abstract

We introduce a family of spherically symmetric gradient-index lenses forming a perfect (sharp) image of any point of the space in three dimensions, including the points of a homogeneous (constant refractive index) region. The only previously known example of an optical instrument with such properties is the plane mirror (or combinations thereof).

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OCIS Codes
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design

History
Original Manuscript: September 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2006
Published: October 16, 2006

Citation
Juan C. Miñano, "Perfect imaging in a homogeneous threedimensional region," Opt. Express 14, 9627-9635 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-9627


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