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Optical Engineering

Early advances on rays and refraction: a review through selected illustrations
Author(s): Giuseppe Molesini
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Paper Abstract

Our acquaintance with rays and refraction is based on previous work carried out by scientists, practitioners, artisans, and optics users. Here a selection of illustrations from ancient books and documents is presented, testifying to the substantive development that took place at the turn of 1600. Achievements at the roots of our continuing advances in optical sciences are acknowledged.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(12) 121704 doi: 10.1117/1.3618001
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 12
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Giuseppe Molesini, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)

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