FLUX DENSITY FOR RAY PROPAGATION IN GEOMETRICAL OPTICS.

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Abstract

  • A general formula is derived for the flux density over an arbitrary receiver surface when light rays are reflected by or refracted through a curved surface. The method permits calculation of loci of points of high energy concentration in three dimensions or the loci on a general receiver surface. A sample calculation is given for flux density contours for a plane wave reflected from a sphere. 11 refs.
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    Author List

  • Burkhard DG; Shealy DL
  • Start Page

  • 299
  • End Page

  • 304
  • Volume

  • 63
  • Issue

  • 3