Matrix OpticsMatrix Otics
Geometrical light rays-Ray matrices and ray vectors-Matrices for various opticalcomponents-The Lens Maker’s Formula
Imaging and the Lens Law--Cylindrical lenses
Is geometrical optics the whole story?
. .Also, our ray pictures seemto iml that if we could
just remove all aberrations,we could focus a beam to agood spatial resolution.Not true.The smallestpossible focal spot is thewavelength,
. Same for thebestsatialresolutionofan
image. This is due todiffraction, which has notgeometrical optics.
Geometrical optics (ray optics) is thesimplest version of optics