16 June 2000 Comparison of matrix method and ray tracing in the study of complex optical systems
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Proceedings Volume 3831, Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.388710
Event: Education and Training in Optics and Photonics (ETOP'99), 1999, Cancun, Mexico
Abstract
In the context of the classical study of optical systems within the geometrical Gauss approximation, the cardinal elements are efficiently obtained with the aid of the transfer matrix between the input and output planes of the system. In order to take into account the geometrical aberrations, a ray tracing approach, using the Snell- Descartes laws, has been implemented in an interactive software. Both methods are applied for measuring the correction to be done to a human eye suffering from ametropia. This software may be used by optometrists and ophthalmologists for solving the problems encountered when considering this pathology. The ray tracing approach gives a significant improvement and could be very helpful for a better understanding of an eventual surgical act.
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Eric Anterrieu, Eric Anterrieu, Jose-Philippe Perez, Jose-Philippe Perez, } "Comparison of matrix method and ray tracing in the study of complex optical systems", Proc. SPIE 3831, Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388710; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.388710
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