29 June 1988 Polarization Ray Tracing
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Proceedings Volume 0891, Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944298
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The creation of a 'polarization ray trace' code is described using traditional lens design and analysis computer codes which assume that a ray represents a scalar plane wave and thin-film codes which implicitly use the vector nature of an incident plane wave. Calculations which explicitly use the vector formalism, to provide a more realistic model of light, must have the capabilities of an optical ray trace code and a thin-films code. Both codes exist as separate entities. An expedient method of obtaining a polarization ray trace capability is to merge both types of codes. A description of a method to merge the codes is presented by summarizing the calculations performed as a ray proceeds through an optical system. Polarization formalism is reviewed, and the problems and pitfalls associated with the merger of the two codes is presented.
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Eugene Waluschka, Eugene Waluschka, } "Polarization Ray Tracing", Proc. SPIE 0891, Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems, (29 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944298; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944298
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