A rotated coordinate system is used to evaluate the irradiance distribution of a Fresnel diffraction pattern. Arbitrary diffracting objects are defined in a bounded input plane. Fresnel patterns for linear chirp functions are simply related to the single-slit pattern. Features of the single-slit pattern are developed for use as optical system design criteria.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 16, 1981
Published: September 15, 1981
B. J. Pernick, "Evaluation of irradiance distributions for Fresnel diffraction patterns," Appl. Opt. 20, 3259-3262 (1981)