Synthesis of arbitrary ABCD-systems based on the Iwasawa decomposition

Tatiana Alieva and Martin J. Bastiaans

Based on the Iwasawa decomposition of a lossless first-order optical system as a cascade of a lens, a magnifier, and a so-called ortho-symplectic system, we show how to synthesize an arbitrary ABCD-system by means of lenses and (predetermined) sections of free space.

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