Wave theory of imaging systems

  • John R. Klauder
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 250)


The Lie-aIgebraic formulation of geometrical rays for imaging systems is transcribed to a form suitable for wave fields. The merits of a coherent-state wave field formulation are stressed along with a related path-integral representation suitable for a study of general aberrations.


Canonical Transformation Integral Kernel Polynomial Generator Linear Canonical Transformation Configuration Representation 
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