رهگیری پرتو چوله و تجزیه و تحلیل حساسیت از سطوح مرزی نوری بیضوی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|26013||2008||12 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Applied Mathematical Modelling, Volume 32, Issue 12, December 2008, Pages 2526–2537
The 4 × 4 homogeneous transformation matrix is one of the most commonly applied mathematical tools in the fields of robotics, mechanisms and computer graphics. Here we extend further this mathematical tool to geometrical optics by addressing the following two topics: (1) skew ray tracing to determine the paths of reflected/refracted skew rays crossing ellipsoidal boundary surfaces; and (2) sensitivity analysis to determine via direct mathematical analysis the differential changes of the incident point and the reflected/refracted vector with respect to changes in the incident light source. The proposed ray tracing and sensitivity analysis are projected as the nucleus of other geometrical optical computations.
Optical system design requires the accurate determination of the paths of the light rays as they interact with reflective and refractive system components. This can be achieved via the successive application of Snell’s well-known laws of reflection and refraction. This extensively employed method is known as ray tracing. The generalized version of this method is referred to as skew ray tracing. Although somewhat difficult to perform, this technique is nevertheless essential in the analytical modeling and evaluation of optical systems. Traditional skew ray tracing, even when performed with computers, is computationally expensive. A previous study by the current authors expedited the skew ray tracing procedure by formulating the process in terms of homogeneous transformation matrices. The resulting ray tracing operation was then applied to the simply-manufactured flat and spherical optical components commonly used in industry  and . However, in some situations, aspherical boundary surfaces such as ellipsoids provide significant advantages compared to spherical boundary surfaces. For example, it is known that parallel incident rays reflected by a spherical concave mirror undergo spherical aberration and do not converge at the focal point. However, a convex/concave ellipsoidal reflecting mirror can converge these rays to form a virtual/real-imaged point. Exploiting this effect, the Cassegrain and Gregorian telescope configurations both utilize convex secondary mirrors with ellipsoidal boundary surfaces. Ray tracing for an aspherical surface is difficult since the intersection of a ray and an aspherical surface cannot be determined directly. Smith  performed aspherical-boundary skew ray tracing via a series of approximations which continued until the approximation error became negligible. However, this procedure was computationally expensive. The present study develops a more efficient aspherical-boundary skew ray tracing procedure by formulating Snell’s laws as homogeneous transformation matrices, as shown in Section 2. A sensitivity analysis is presented in Section 3. A numerical comparison of the ray paths refracted through ellipsoidal and spherical boundary surfaces is also presented in these two sections. The discussion presented in Sections 2 and 3 are limited to the case of monochromatic light. However, in practice, light sources are generally polychromatic. When polychromatic light is refracted, each monochromatic component has its own unique interaction with the refractive components of the optical system. Hence, each component follows a different ray path through the system and therefore arrives at a slightly different position. Consequently, in a phenomenon referred to as chromatic aberration, the resulting image is different for different colors. Welford  pointed out that the exact formulae for chromatic aberration are cumbersome. Nevertheless, Welford’s numerical ray-tracing technique remains the universally adopted method for performing the detailed analysis of optical systems. However, even when performed with computers and commercial software, the ray-tracing process is slow. Therefore, Section 4 develops algebraic expressions for chromatic aberration which facilitate the rapid computerized evaluation of the quality of an optical system. Finally, the conclusions of the current study are presented in Section 5. The 4 × 4 homogeneous transformation matrix is one of the most efficient and useful tools employed in the robotics  and , mechanisms  and , and computer graphics fields . The notation of the position vector jPi, unit direction vector jℓi and pose matrix kAj employed in this paper are expressed in homogeneous coordinate forms .
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
The present study has extended the work performed previously by the current authors relating to the application of the 4 × 4 homogeneous transformation matrix to optical flat and spherical boundaries to the case of ellipsoidal surfaces for: (1) skew ray tracing to determine the paths of reflected/refracted skew rays; (2) sensitivity analysis for the direct mathematical analysis of differential changes of the incident point and the reflected/refracted vector with respect to changes of the incident light source; and (3) a sensitivity analysis-based merit function derived directly from a mathematical expression of the system components. This paper provides direct and rapid analytical expressions for the ray path, principal ray, marginal rays, and merit functions of optical systems, hence facilitating the application of optimization theory at the early optical design stage. The proposed methodology is particularly suited to digital implementation. The current authors are of the opinion that the method presented herein provides a more comprehensive and robust approach to geometrical optics than the methods reported in the contemporary literature. Future work will extend the application of the proposed approach to more complex surfaces.