1 February 1989 Polarization Ray Trace
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Optical Engineering, 28(2), 280286 (1989). doi:10.1117/12.7976913
Abstract
A ray representing a vector wave is traced through an optical system. The electric field perpendicular to the (ray) direction of propagation is represented by a Jones vector. At each surface the results of a thin-film calculation are used to form a "surface" Jones matrix. For a given ray, a product of surface Jones matrices forms an "instrumental" ray matrix. Coordinate frames and sign conventions are emphasized.
Eugene Waluschka, "Polarization Ray Trace," Optical Engineering 28(2), 280286 (1 February 1989). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.7976913
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Polarization

Ray tracing

Jones matrices

Jones vectors

Thin films

Wave propagation

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