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Thomas Young's Contributions to Geometrical Optics


Thomas Young's Contributions to Geometrical Optics

David A Atchison et al. Clin Exp Optom.


In addition to his work on physical optics, Thomas Young (1773-1829) made several contributions to geometrical optics, most of which received little recognition in his time or since. We describe and assess some of these contributions: Young's construction (the basis for much of his geometric work), paraxial refraction equations, oblique astigmatism and field curvature, and gradient-index optics.

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