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Polarization Ray Tracing In Birefringent Media
Author(s): James D. Trolinger; Russell A. Chipman; Donald K. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

A method which 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 raytracing programs. A discussion of ray doubling in systems containing multiple uniaxial elements is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1988
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0891, Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems, (29 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944301
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James D. Trolinger, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Russell A. Chipman, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Donald K. Wilson, Optics for Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0891:
Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems
Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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