The main relationships of wave optics are derived from a combination of the Huygens–Fresnel principle and the Feynman integral over all paths. The stationary-phase approximation of the wave relations gives the correspondent relations from the point of view of geometrical optics.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2013
Published: October 21, 2013
Andrey V. Gitin, "Huygens–Feynman–Fresnel principle as the basis of applied optics," Appl. Opt. 52, 7419-7434 (2013)