Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 138, Issue 2, pp 381–386 | Cite as

True ‘gravitational lens’ effect for cylindrical deflectors

  • Maurice J. Bazin
  • Luciane de Freitas


We show that gravitational light deflection is truly equivalent to the optical effect of a prism and a thin diverging lens when the massive deflector has cylindrical symmetry. We then investigate the possibility of cosmological measurements analogous to those proposed by Refsdal in the spherically-symmetric case.


Optical Effect Cylindrical Symmetry Gravitational Lens Light Deflection Cosmological Measurement 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurice J. Bazin
    • 1
  • Luciane de Freitas
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaPontifícia Universidade CatólicaRio de JaneiroBrazil

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