Light rays and imaging in wave optics.

  title={Light rays and imaging in wave optics.},
  author={Władysław Zakowicz},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={64 6 Pt 2},
An interpretation of focusing and image formation on scattering of electromagnetic waves by a dielectric cylinder (a cylindrical lens) is proposed on the basis of the full Maxwell theory. It is centered on analysis of the behavior of integral curves of the Poynting vector here called wave rays. These wave rays cannot intersect so that the focusing and… CONTINUE READING