Hamiltonian Optics

  • Antonio Romano
Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


In Chapter 9, we formulated the fundamental laws of geometrical optics using the Lagrangian formalism. It is well known that any theory expressed in Lagrangian terms can also be (equivalently) formulated via the Hamiltonian formalism, with significant advantages. This chapter describes this new formalism together with its consequences.


Optical System Image Space Object Space Optical Path Length Principal Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni “R. Caccioppoli”Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”NapoliItaly

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