RAY-BASED SIMULATION OF AN OPTICAL INTERFEROMETERDOUGLAS, NG., JONES, AR. & VANHOESEL, FJ., Jan-1995, In : Journal of the optical society of america a-Optics image science and vision. 12, 1, p. 124-131 8 p.
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We present the problem of generating a computer simulation for optical interferometers. Of the several methods in use to simulate optical systems, none seems adequate to describe the image formed by interference between beams encountering a real system of lenses, mirrors, and gratings. We have developed a ray-tracing software package that can be applied to complex systems and used to generate realistic interference patterns, even from extended sources, without simplifying assumptions. We present results of a simulated nonscanning interferometer with coherent summation at a discrete-element detector. No coherence theory is added a priori; instead, the major results are shown to be verified numerically.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of the optical society of america a-Optics image science and vision|
|Publication status||Published - Jan-1995|
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