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ERIC Number: EJ931794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Detecting an Extended Light Source through a Lens
Litaker, E. T.; Machacek, J. R.; Gay, T. J.
European Journal of Physics, v32 n4 p1107-1116 Jul 2011
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 experimental design. (Contains 4 footnotes and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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