Abstract

A dyadic representation for Snell’s law of refraction is derived and its properties discussed. Alternate forms are given. The problem of ray tracing through a cone of constant refractive index is formally solved in terms of the refraction dyadic. The class of rays which only pierce the cone once is exhaustively discussed.

© 1957 Optical Society of America

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