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Geometrical Optics

  • Giovanni GiusfrediEmail author
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Abstract

Geometrical Optics is one of the oldest of the physical sciences, but still remains the most effective approach for explaining a good part of the most common optical phenomena. It is particularly useful for tracing the propagation of light in inhomogeneous media and for describing or designing optical instruments. The emphasis of this discipline is to find the path of light rays, imagined as geometric lines along which energy flows.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS)Istituto Nazionale di Ottica—Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (INO-CNR)Sesto FiorentinoItaly

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