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Optical Analysis Software As An Application For Three-Dimensional Display
Author(s): Michael F. Abernathy
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Paper Abstract

Presented is a discussion of the potential value of three-dimensional displays augmenting optical design software. Specifically, we discuss physical optics modeling methods and a configuration-based approach, which allows users to view the optical system in a three-dimensional projection. This approach utilizes elementary ray-trace capabilities used in providing geometric beam data to the physical optics part of the code. A global three-dimensional coordinate system provides a framework in which to locate components, and compute beam intercepts with the components in the optical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0507, Processing and Display of Three-Dimensional Data II, (24 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944948
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Michael F. Abernathy, Rockwell International (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0507:
Processing and Display of Three-Dimensional Data II
James J. Pearson, Editor(s)

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