Direct, stigmatic, imaging with curved surfaces

Courtial, J. , Oxburgh, S. and Tyc, T. (2015) Direct, stigmatic, imaging with curved surfaces. Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics Image Science and Vision, 32(3), pp. 478-481. (doi:10.1364/JOSAA.32.000478)

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Abstract

We study the possibilities of direct (using one intersection with each light ray) stigmatic imaging with a curved surface that can change ray directions in an arbitrary way. By purely geometric arguments we show that the only possible case of such imaging is the trivial one where the image of any point is identical to the point itself and the surface does not perform any change of the ray direction at all. We also discuss an example of a curved surface which performs indirect stigmatic imaging after twice intersecting each light ray.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Courtial, Dr Johannes and Oxburgh, Mr Stephen
Authors: Courtial, J., Oxburgh, S., and Tyc, T.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics Image Science and Vision
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:1084-7529
ISSN (Online):1520-8532

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
608951Engineering and Physical Sciences Doctoral Training Grant 2012-16Mary Beth KneafseyEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/K503058/1VICE PRINCIPAL RESEARCH & ENTERPRISE