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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1988
  • pp: 3518–3521

Calculations of optical field by fast Fourier transform analysis

Seiji Nishiwaki  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 16, pp. 3518-3521 (1988)

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A repeated FFT algorithm method is devised and calculation of the field distribution across a plane situated close to and far from the focal plane becomes possible. This overcomes the shortcomings of the fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm by which a substantial reduction of the computation time for the field distribution of focused light can be achieved only for the local field distribution adjacent to the focal plane.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 23, 1987
Published: August 15, 1988

Seiji Nishiwaki, "Calculations of optical field by fast Fourier transform analysis," Appl. Opt. 27, 3518-3521 (1988)

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