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Aberrations introduced by a lens made from a birefringent material

Lesso, J.P., Duncan, A.J., Sibbett, W., and Padgett, M. (2000) Aberrations introduced by a lens made from a birefringent material. Applied Optics, 39 (4). 592 -598. ISSN 0003-6935 (doi:10.1364/AO.39.000592)

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Abstract

We incorporate an algorithm for ray tracing in birefringent media into a full ray-tracing package based on the Mathematica software application. To validate the package, we compare the calculated and observed wave-front aberration introduced by an optical system that comprises lenses fabricated from birefringent material. Using the package, we calculate the influence of the lens shape factor on the aberrations associated with the e-ray polarization and show that it differs significantly from that of the o-ray polarization.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Padgett, Prof Miles
Authors: Lesso, J.P., Duncan, A.J., Sibbett, W., and Padgett, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Applied Optics
ISSN:0003-6935

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