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Dr TIM: Ray-tracer TIM, with additional specialist scientific capabilities

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OXBURGH Stephen TYC Tomáš COURTIAL Johannes Klaus

Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Computer Physics Communications
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Faculty of Science

Field Optics, masers and lasers
Keywords ray tracing; gradient index lens; imaging; transformation; metatoy
Description We describe several extensions to TIM, a raytracing program for ray-optics research. These include relativistic raytracing; simulation of the external appearance of Eaton lenses, Luneburg lenses and generalised focusing gradient-index lens (GGRIN) lenses, which are types of perfect imaging devices; raytracing through interfaces between spaces with different optical metrics; and refraction with generalised confocal lenslet arrays, which are particularly versatile METATOYs.
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