TIM, a ray-tracing program for METATOY research and its dissemination

Lambert, D., Hamilton, A. C., Constable, G., Snehanshu, H., Talati, S. and Courtial, J. (2012) TIM, a ray-tracing program for METATOY research and its dissemination. Computer Physics Communications, 183(3), pp. 711-732. (doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2011.11.011)

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Abstract

TIM (The Interactive METATOY) is a ray-tracing program specifically tailored towards our research in METATOYs, which are optical components that appear to be able to create wave-optically forbidden light-ray fields. For this reason, TIM possesses features not found in other ray-tracing programs. TIM can either be used interactively or by modifying the openly available source code; in both cases, it can easily be run as an applet embedded in a web page. Here we describe the basic structure of TIMʼs source code and how to extend it, and we give examples of how we have used TIM in our own research.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Courtial, Dr Johannes
Authors: Lambert, D., Hamilton, A. C., Constable, G., Snehanshu, H., Talati, S., and Courtial, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Computer Physics Communications
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0010-4655
ISSN (Online):1879-2944

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