Hamilton's optics: Characterizing ray mapping and opening a link to waves

G. W. Forbes*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

An overview on Hamiltonian optics was presented. Characterization of ray mapping and opening a link to waves was analyzed. Ray tracing provided the map from any ray at the entry of an optical system to its configuration on exit. The methods proposed proved to be powerful tools of geometrical optics and their direct analogues played important roles in various areas of classical physics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages34-38
Number of pages5
Volume12
No.11
Specialist publicationOptics and Photonics News
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Hamilton's optics: Characterizing ray mapping and opening a link to waves'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this