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Ray-pathing: a generalized extension and possible alternative to conventional ray aiming
Author(s): Alan W. Greynolds
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Paper Abstract

Given two points at opposite ends of a sequence of optical surfaces, simultaneously determine the points on each surface of the ray (i.e. path) that connects them. Computationally, this requires repeated solving of symmetric tridiagonal or banded-diagonal matrix equations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10590, International Optical Design Conference 2017, 1059013 (27 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2284927
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Alan W. Greynolds, Retired (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10590:
International Optical Design Conference 2017
Peter P. Clark; Julius A. Muschaweck; Richard N. Pfisterer; John R. Rogers, Editor(s)

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