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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1672–1674

Controlling a ray bundle with a free-form reflector

R. Andrew Hicks  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 15, pp. 1672-1674 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001672


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Abstract

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.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2008
Published: July 22, 2008

Citation
R. Andrew Hicks, "Controlling a ray bundle with a free-form reflector," Opt. Lett. 33, 1672-1674 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-15-1672


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