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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20826–20833

Imaging with parallel ray-rotation sheets

Alasdair C. Hamilton and Johannes Courtial  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20826-20833 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.020826


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Abstract

A ray-rotation sheet consists of miniaturized optical components that function — ray optically — as a homogeneous medium that rotates the local direction of transmitted light rays around the sheet normal by an arbitrary angle [A. C. Hamilton et al., arXiv:0809.2646 (2008)]. Here we show that two or more parallel ray-rotation sheets perform imaging between two planes. The image is unscaled and un-rotated. No other planes are imaged. When seen through parallel ray-rotation sheets, planes that are not imaged appear rotated.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(160.1245) Materials : Artificially engineered materials
(240.3990) Optics at surfaces : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: September 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2008
Published: December 2, 2008

Citation
Alasdair C. Hamilton and Johannes Courtial, "Imaging with parallel ray-rotation sheets," Opt. Express 16, 20826-20833 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-25-20826


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