Dr TIM: ray-tracer TIM, with additional specialist scientific capabilities

Oxburgh, S., Tyc, T. and Courtial, J. (2014) Dr TIM: ray-tracer TIM, with additional specialist scientific capabilities. Computer Physics Communications, 185(3), pp. 1027-1037. (doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2013.10.031)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2013.10.031

Abstract

We describe several extensions to TIM, a raytracing program for ray-optics research. These include relativistic raytracing; simulation of the external appearance of Eaton lenses, Luneburg lenses and generalised focusing gradient-index lens (GGRIN) lenses, which are types of perfect imaging devices; raytracing through interfaces between spaces with different optical metrics; and refraction with generalised confocal lenslet arrays, which are particularly versatile METATOYs.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Courtial, Dr Johannes
Authors: Oxburgh, S., Tyc, T., and Courtial, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Computer Physics Communications
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0010-4655
ISSN (Online):1879-2944

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