A (multidimensional) spherical periscope is a system of two ideal mirrors that reflect every ray of light emanating from some point back to this point. A spherical periscope defines a local diffeomorphism of the space of rays through this point, and we describe such diffeomorphisms. We also solve a similar problem for (multidimensional) reversed periscopes, the systems of two mirrors that reverse the direction of a parallel beam of light.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mathematics (miscellaneous)