2.71 | Spring 2009 | Undergraduate, Graduate


Video Lectures

Lecture 3: Focusing, imaging, and the paraxial approximation

Topics: Perfect focusing; paraboloidal reflector; ellipsoidal refractor; introduction to imaging; perfect on-axis imaging using aspheric lenses; imperfect imaging using spherical surfaces; paraxial approximation; ray transfer matrices.

Instructors: George Barbastathis, Colin Sheppard

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