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  • Vol. 59, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1969
  • pp: 1325–1331

Lenses, Wave Optics, and Eikonal Functions

A. WALTHER  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 59, Issue 10, pp. 1325-1331 (1969)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.59.001325


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Abstract

An approximate solution to the problem of a light wave propagating through a lens is obtained by systematically replacing the integrals required to solve the problem by their stationary-phase approximation. This approach is shown to yield (1) geometrical optics in its eikonal form, and (2) a diffraction theory of image formation applicable to lenses with large apertures and fields.

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A. WALTHER, "Lenses, Wave Optics, and Eikonal Functions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 1325-1331 (1969)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-59-10-1325

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