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  • Vol. 64, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1974
  • pp: 798–803

Diffraction patterns of simple apertures

Richard C. Smith and James S. Marsh  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 64, Issue 6, pp. 798-803 (1974)

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The Fraunhofer diffraction patterns of the triangle, trapezoid, and hexagon are calculated and displayed in moiré plots. The diffraction pattern of the general polygonal aperture with a finite number of vertices can be calculated in terms of elementary functions.

Richard C. Smith and James S. Marsh, "Diffraction patterns of simple apertures," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 798-803 (1974)

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