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Detecting an extended light source through a lens

Litaker, E T; Machacek, Joshua; Gay, T.J.


We present a Monte Carlo simulation of a cylindrical luminescent volume and a typical lens-detector system. The results of this simulation yield a graphically simple picture of the regions within the cylindrical volume from which this system detects light. Because the cylindrical volume permits large angles of incidence, we use a modification of the thin-lens approximation for ray tracing. We compare simulation results with concepts from imaging optics, and comment on implications for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Physics
DOI: 10.1088/0143-0807/32/4/023


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