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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1994
  • pp: 689–691

Space-filling modular optics

Marius P. Schamschula, H. John Caulfield, and Avery Brown  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 689-691 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000689


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Abstract

Repeated folding of the optical axis can be used to design space- and volume-efficient optical systems. We suggest that space-filling curves, such as the Peano and Hilbert curves, offer a useful way of realizing compact modular optics.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 20, 1993
Published: May 15, 1994

Citation
Marius P. Schamschula, H. John Caulfield, and Avery Brown, "Space-filling modular optics," Opt. Lett. 19, 689-691 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-10-689


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