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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Measurement of gradient index materials by beam deflection, displacement, or mode conversion
Author(s): Jeremy Teichman

Paper Abstract

For media with heterogeneous index of refraction, rays follow curved paths. Methods exploiting knowledge of the relationship between refractive index distribution and ray paths to estimate the refractive index distribution based on laser beam deflection, displacement, and mode conversion on passage through the media are described. The work covers axial, radial (cylindrical), and spherical refractive index distributions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(11) 112112 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.11.112112
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 11
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Jeremy Teichman, Institute for Defense Analyses (United States)

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