21 December 2001 Optical propagation calculations for gradient-index materials
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Raytracing methods for gradient-index materials have been available for many years. However, many new applications of gradient-index materials, for example in telecommunications, employ gradient-index elements in situations for which traditional gradient-index raytracing methods are inadequate. A discussion of the limitations fo gradient-index raytracing methods and more exact techniques for modeling propagation through such materials will be discussed.
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Thomas J. Bruegge, "Optical propagation calculations for gradient-index materials", Proc. SPIE 4436, Wave-Optical Systems Engineering, (21 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.451288; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.451288

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