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Exact Solutions Of Eikonal Equation And Their Relation To Hamilton Characteristic Functions
Author(s): J. M. Rebordao; M. Grosmann
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Paper Abstract

Convergence properties of power series expansions in Seidel aberration theory can be studied from exact mathematical descriptions of wavefronts refracted by spherical surfaces. A generalization of Huygens' principle is suggested in order to study composite systems. Legendre transformation allows us to relate the solutions of eikonal equation to Hamilton characteristic functions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0399, Optical System Design, Analysis, and Production, (26 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935429
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J. M. Rebordao, Universite Louis Pasteur (France)
M. Grosmann, Universite Louis Pasteur (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0399:
Optical System Design, Analysis, and Production
Robert E. Fischer; Philip J. Rogers, Editor(s)

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