Abstract

A method of ray tracing through curved gradient-index imaging rods is developed. A study of the imaging ability of a radial gradient-index relay rod, with end-to-end imaging of an object in the meridional plane, bent along some simple curves is performed. The study includes an analysis of changes in the first order of properties and the transverse aberrations in the image plane. Approximations of the first-, second-, and third-order transverse aberration coefficients are made.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

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1982 (3)

1979 (1)

1977 (1)

Atkinson, L. G.

Born, M.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1980).

Ghatak, A. K.

Iga, K.

Kumar, D.

Moore, D. T.

Nadeau, M. J.

M. J. Nadeau, “Image Analysis of Curved Gradient Index Rods,” M.S. Thesis, U. Rochester (1984).

Rohra, A.

Sands, P. J.

P. J. Sands, “Off-Axis Aberration Coefficients,” Ph.D. Thesis, Australian National U. (1967).

Sharma, A.

Stagaman, J.M.

Sullo, N. J.

Thyagarajan, K.

Vizia, G.

Wolf, E.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1980).

Wood, R. W.

R. W. Wood, Physical Optics (Macmillan, New York, 1905).

Yamamoto, N.

Appl. Opt. (4)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Other (5)

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1980).

R. W. Wood, Physical Optics (Macmillan, New York, 1905).

Selfoc is a registered trade name of the Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan.

M. J. Nadeau, “Image Analysis of Curved Gradient Index Rods,” M.S. Thesis, U. Rochester (1984).

P. J. Sands, “Off-Axis Aberration Coefficients,” Ph.D. Thesis, Australian National U. (1967).

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