Analysis and modeling of optical elements and systems

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In this paper a new generalized methodology to analyze optical elements and systems is introduced. The reflection and refraction laws are formulated in the form of a homogeneous transformation matrix. A system to measure the roughness of a surface is designed and modeled using this method, and a converging lens is analyzed as an illustrative example. The results show that the imperfections of this lens can be easily assessed and the performance of this measurement system is excellent even in measuring surfaces with orientation changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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