Alternative Methods for Ray Propagation in Absorptive Media

Dan Censor

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The determination of a set of Hamilton equations for ray tracing in absorbing media is still an open problem. Recently Suchy proposed another alternative, based on the Connor-Felsen criterion of real propagation vectors. It is shown here that the same criterion can be applied in a different form, leading to yet another alternative. The present method, similarly to a previous one, preserves the analytic properties of the complex ray tracing formalism, and adds to it an appropriate constraint.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-751
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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