Optical Ray Movement Inside Dielectric Sphere
Source: International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Volume 22, Number 7, July 2001 , pp. 1019-1035(17)
Abstract:The paper presents results of numerical investigations of electromagnetic (optical) ray propagation inside a sphere, made of optically uniaxial crystal. The types of caustics formed by the ray trajectory inside the sphere are cleared up. It has been demonstrated the difference between types of caustics formed by the extraordinary ray trajectory inside the sphere made of optically positive and negative crystals. Results are discussed on the basis of one-to-one mapping of 2D billiard problem inside isotropic region bounded by ellipse onto anisotropic one.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: 1: Marmara Research Center, Materials and Chemical Technologies Research Institute, 41470 Gebze-Kocaeli, Turkey 2: Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics. National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Current address: Marmara Research Center, Materials and Chemical Technologies Research Institute, 41470 Gebze-Kocaeli, Turkey 3: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Arts-Sciences, Inonu Bulvari, 06531 Ankara, Turkey
Publication date: July 1, 2001