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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1971
  • pp: 2248–2251

Numerical Experiments in Modeling Diffraction Phenomena

R. P. Heinisch and T. S. Chou  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 10, pp. 2248-2251 (1971)

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Diffraction has been numerically modeled using a Monte Carlo statistical analysis. The Heisenberg uncertainty principle has been applied to attain this goal. Example solutions have been studied and are presented to illustrate the utility and accuracy of the technique.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 3, 1971
Published: October 1, 1971

R. P. Heinisch and T. S. Chou, "Numerical Experiments in Modeling Diffraction Phenomena," Appl. Opt. 10, 2248-2251 (1971)

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