Classification of lossless first-order optical systems and the linear canonical transformation

dc.contributor.authorAlieva, Tatiana Krasheninnikova
dc.contributor.authorBastiaans, Martin J.
dc.description© 2007 Optical Society of America. M. J. Bastiaans appreciates the hospitality at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. T. Alieva acknowledges the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (project TEC 2005-02180/MIC). M. J. Bastiaans’ e-mail address is T. Alieva’s e-mail address is
dc.description.abstractBased on the eigenvalues of the ray transformation matrix, a classification of ABCD systems is proposed and some nuclei (i.e., elementary members) in each class are described. In the one-dimensional case, possible nuclei are the magnifier, the lens, and the fractional Fourier transformer. In the two-dimensional case we have-in addition to the obvious concatenations of one-dimensional nuclei-the four combinations of a magnifier or a lens with a rotator or a shearing operator, where the rotator and the shearer are obviously inherently two-dimensional. Any ABCD system belongs to one of the classes described in this paper and is similar (in the sense of matrix similarity of the ray transformation matrices) to the corresponding nucleus. Knowledge of a nucleus may be helpful in finding eigenfunctions of the corresponding class of first-order optical systems: one only has to find eigenfunctions of the nucleus and to determine how these functions propagate through a firstorder optical system.
dc.description.departmentDepto. de Óptica
dc.description.facultyFac. de Ciencias Físicas
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Education and Science
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dc.journal.titleJournal of The Optical Society Of America A-Optics Image Science and Vision
dc.publisherOptical Society of America
dc.relation.projectIDTEC 2005-02180/MIC
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dc.subject.keywordFractional fourier-transforms
dc.subject.keywordData-processing systems
dc.subject.ucmÓptica (Física)
dc.subject.unesco2209.19 Óptica Física
dc.titleClassification of lossless first-order optical systems and the linear canonical transformation
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