The Ray Optics Gallery

This is a collection of simulations made using the web app, which can be used as interactive demos of optics. You are welcome to contribute new items. See the contribution guide for more information. To report a mistake, please open an issue on GitHub or email ray-optics@phydemo.app.

Categories

Reflection
Refraction
Lens
Combination of Lenses
Gradient-index Optics
Miscellaneous
 

Reflection

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Images from Two Mirrors

Yi-Ting Tu

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Parabolic Mirror

Paul Falstad

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Hyperbolic mirror

Stas Fainer

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Retroreflectors

Stas Fainer, Yi-Ting Tu

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Periscope

Stas Fainer

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Newtonian Telescope

Matteo Ricci Cipolloni

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Penrose unilluminable room

Vincent Fan, Yi-Ting Tu

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Two-mirror optical cavity

Stas Fainer

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Plano-concave resonator

Mikhail Kochiev

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Maze solution

Stas Fainer, Yi-Ting Tu

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Specular and Diffuse Reflections

Steve Stonebraker

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Chaff countermeasure

Stas Fainer

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Caustics from a Reflective Sphere

Georg Nadorff


 

Refraction

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Reflection and Refraction

Paul Falstad

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Internal Reflection

Paul Falstad

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Prisms

Paul Falstad

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Beam Directors

Stas Fainer

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Apparent Depth

Yi-Ting Tu

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Bent Pencil

Stas Fainer

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Broken Pencil

Stas Fainer

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Chromatic dispersion

Yi-Ting Tu

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Rainbows

Yi-Ting Tu

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Minimum deviation angle

Stas Fainer

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Aplanatic points

Stas Fainer


 

Lens

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Concave Lens

Paul Falstad

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Convex Lens

Paul Falstad

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Lens Images

Paul Falstad

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Transverse and longitudinal magnification

Stas Fainer

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Vanishing point

Stas Fainer

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Monochromatic aberrations

Paul Falstad, Stas Fainer

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Chromatic aberration

Yi-Ting Tu

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Hyperbolic lens

Stas Fainer

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Fresnel lens

Stas Fainer, Yi-Ting Tu


 

Combination of Lenses

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Zoom Lens

Paul Falstad

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Compound Microscope

Yi-Ting Tu

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Telescope

Stas Fainer

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Keplerian telescope

chuangyu J

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Beam expanders

Stas Fainer

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Ray relaying

Stas Fainer

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Rochester cloak

Stas Fainer


 

Gradient-index Optics

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GRIN slab

Stas Fainer

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Inferior mirage

Stas Fainer

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Sea mirage

chuangyu J

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Logarithmic spiral ray path

Stas Fainer

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Luneburg lens

Stas Fainer

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Maxwell fisheye lens

Stas Fainer

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Branched flow

Yi-Ting Tu


 

Miscellaneous

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Single Ray demo

Yi-Ting Tu

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Spherical Lens and Mirror

Yi-Ting Tu

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Interrogation room

Stas Fainer

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Camera obscura

Stas Fainer

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NL Binoculars

Wen Zhou

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Einstein Ring refocused to Single Image via Eyepiece

Jordan Anderson

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"Black cat becomes white" demo

Victory Science, Yi-Ting Tu

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Dichroic RGB Splitter & Combiner

James Garrard

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LCD Pixel

James Garrard