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Optical Engineering

Polarization ray tracing in birefringent media
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Paper Abstract

A method that uses a single algorithm to trace rays in isotropic media and both ordinary and extraordinary rays in uniaxial media is presented. This method is designed to be compatible with conventional raytracing algorithms so that it is easily integrated into existing ray-tracing programs. A discussion of ray doubling in systems containing multiple uniaxial elements is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 30(4) doi: 10.1117/12.55815
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 30, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
James D. Trolinger, MetroLaser (United States)
Russell A. Chipman, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Donald K. Wilson, Bell Communications Research (United States)

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