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OK you can find my code and some images again at http://astro.temple.edu/~whit/mirror/
I did perform a subtraction of two solid spheres to make a shell like you asked and interestingly, they did not work (the photons passed right through, see http://astro.temple.edu/~whit/mirror/sphericalmirrorNoIntersection.jpg). However, once i performed an intersection with a box to pull out the part that I want for my simulation, it worked!!! (see http://astro.temple.edu/~whit/mirror/sphericalmirrorWithIntersection.jpg).
Then I performed the same thing using two ellipsoids instead of sphere. The result after the intersection was NOT the same (see http://astro.temple.edu/~whit/mirror/ellipticalmirrorWithIntersection.jpg).
The code is posted there as well. The lines of interest are 433 to 477 in the detector construction.
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