23 January 2018 Ray tracing the Wigner distribution function for optical simulations
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Abstract
We study a simulation method that uses the Wigner distribution function to incorporate wave optical effects in an established framework based on geometrical optics, i.e., a ray tracing engine. We use the method to calculate point spread functions and show that it is accurate for paraxial systems but produces unphysical results in the presence of aberrations. The cause of these anomalies is explained using an analytical model.
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Marco Mout, Marco Mout, Michael Wick, Michael Wick, Florian Bociort, Florian Bociort, Joerg Petschulat, Joerg Petschulat, Paul Urbach, Paul Urbach, } "Ray tracing the Wigner distribution function for optical simulations," Optical Engineering 57(1), 014106 (23 January 2018). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.57.1.014106 . Submission: Received: 21 September 2017; Accepted: 27 December 2017
Received: 21 September 2017; Accepted: 27 December 2017; Published: 23 January 2018
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