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  • Vol. 59, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1969
  • pp: 1632–1638

Fresnel Zone-Plate Diffraction Patterns

MURK BOTTEMA  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 59, Issue 12, pp. 1632-1638 (1969)

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The diffraction patterns of the central aperture and the first 10 rings of the classical Fresnel zone plate are calculated in the principal focal plane for off-axis distances as large as the radius of the 10th ring. The zone-plate pattern is found by summation; near the axis it is compared with closed-form approximations. The integrated flux within circles as large as the 10th ring is also calculated.

MURK BOTTEMA, "Fresnel Zone-Plate Diffraction Patterns," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 1632-1638 (1969)

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