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Challenges and problems in nonsequential ray tracing
Author(s): James Eugene Klein
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Paper Abstract

All optical design and analysis software computer codes possess some form of ray tracing capability. Optical design software computer codes have made do with sequential ray tracing algorithms for the past 40 to 50 years. In developing a general non-sequential ray trace tool at TRW, a new paradigm had to be adopted in order to make this new software tool completely general and flexible. This paper compares and contrasts existing sequential ray tracing algorithms and then describes how we went about crafting our own solution to the general non-sequential ray tracing problem

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4442, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization IV, (10 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449959
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James Eugene Klein, TRW, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4442:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization IV
Jose M. Sasian; Paul K. Manhart, Editor(s)

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