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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2003
  • pp: 5024–5032

Diffraction loss in radiometry

Philip Edwards and Martin McCall  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 25, pp. 5024-5032 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.005024


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Abstract

Diffraction loss in radiometry has gained in importance recently because of an increased interest in longer wavelengths and the continuous improvement in experimental accuracy. The deviation from geometrical optics now contributes significantly to the errors of experiments. Previous research has concentrated on geometries classified as F1 and F2, leaving an intermediate case yet to be investigated. This intermediate case has some interesting behavior, as it is in this envelope of geometries that it is possible to have zero diffraction loss. We designate this intermediate geometric regime as F3. We introduce a numerical regime to calculate diffraction loss for intermediate geometries, which is also highly efficient for the F1 and F2 regimes.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry

History
Original Manuscript: March 12, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2003
Published: September 1, 2003

Citation
Philip Edwards and Martin McCall, "Diffraction loss in radiometry," Appl. Opt. 42, 5024-5032 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-25-5024


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