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  • Vol. 57, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1967
  • pp: 546–547

Application of the Convolution Theorem to Rayleigh’s Integral Formulas

GEORGE C. SHERMAN  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 57, Issue 4, pp. 546-547 (1967)

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GEORGE C. SHERMAN, "Application of the Convolution Theorem to Rayleigh’s Integral Formulas," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 546-547 (1967)

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  1. J. T. Winthrop and C. R. Worthington, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 588 (1966).
  2. C. J. Bouwkamp, Rept. Progr. Phys. 17, 39 (1954).
  3. R. K. Luneburg, Mathematical Theory of Optics (University of California Press, Berkeley, 1964), pp. 311–313 for list of requirements.
  4. Kirchhoff's boundary conditions are sometimes used with Rayleigh's integral formulas to solve diffraction problems. The resulting theory is called the Rayleigh-Sommerfeld diffraction theory. Wolf and Marchand give a thorough comparison between the Rayleigh-Sommerfeld and Fresnel-Kirchhoff theories: E. Wolf and E. W. Marchand, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 587 (1964). E. W. Marchand and E. Wolf, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1712
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  11. C. J. Bouwkamp, Rept. Progr. Phys. 17, 35 (1954). Eq. 2.18.
  12. H. Osterberg, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 1467 (1965).
  13. A referee has indicated that John T. Winthrop has a derivation similar to that of this paper in his Ph.D. thesis, August 1966, written at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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