Abstract

Focusing of an incident light wave through a plano-convex spherical lens is discussed by calculating the light intensity distribution on the lens’s optical axis after the incident wave is multiply scattered inside the lens. It is found that the size and location of the region into which the incident wave is focused are determined by two conditions. It is also found that it is possible for the wave to be focused into two such regions.

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