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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4060–4062

Experimental demonstration of ray-optical refraction with confocal lenslet arrays

Johannes Courtial, Blair C. Kirkpatrick, Eric Logean, and Toralf Scharf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 4060-4062 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.004060


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Abstract

We observe imaging through windows comprising pairs of confocal lenslet arrays that have different focal lengths but that are otherwise identical. Image space is stretched in the longitudinal direction only. Such windows are examples of METATOYs, optical components that can change light-ray direction in ways that appear wave-optically forbidden.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1245) Materials : Artificially engineered materials
(240.3990) Optics at surfaces : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2010
Published: November 30, 2010

Citation
Johannes Courtial, Blair C. Kirkpatrick, Eric Logean, and Toralf Scharf, "Experimental demonstration of ray-optical refraction with confocal lenslet arrays," Opt. Lett. 35, 4060-4062 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-23-4060


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