The problem of controlling a single ray bundle with a single reflector is not generally solvable, but approximate solutions may often be found that are acceptable for applications. We introduce a new technique for finding such approximations and apply it to the design of a driver-side mirror for an automobile that has no blind spot and minimal distortion.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2008
Published: July 22, 2008
R. Andrew Hicks, "Controlling a ray bundle with a free-form reflector," Opt. Lett. 33, 1672-1674 (2008)