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Exact ray tracing formulas for parabolic axial GRIN lenses
Author(s): Ervin Goldfain
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Paper Abstract

A novel raytracing method through parabolic axial gradient index lenses is presented. The study is based on developing the exact solution of the differential ray equations with initial conditions set by refraction at the first surface. The analysis offers potential benefits in reducing the computation effort and increasing the raytracing accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3778, Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems, (17 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363743
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Ervin Goldfain, Welch Allyn, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3778:
Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems
Alan D. Kathman, Editor(s)

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