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  • Vol. 65, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1975
  • pp: 139–145

Diffraction effects with lenticular projection screens

E. W. Marchand  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 65, Issue 2, pp. 139-145 (1975)

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Lenticular transmission and reflection projection screens are considered with a view to explaining some experimental effects that cannot be accounted for by geometrical optics. When illuminated with white light, the screens display color bands and, at the edges of the patterns, white and dark lines appear. These phenomena can be explained by diffraction theory and analysis by the method of stationary phase.

E. W. Marchand, "Diffraction effects with lenticular projection screens," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 139-145 (1975)

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  1. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 4th ed. (Pergamon, Oxford and New York, 1970), Appendix III.
  2. Discussions relating to various unwanted features observed experimentally in certain types of projection screens, as well as further references in this area can be found in the following patents: (1) U.S. No. 3, 754, 811, Aug. 28, 1973; (2) U.S. No. 3, 754, 813, Aug. 28, 1973; and (3) U. S. No. 3,788,171, Jan. 29, 1974.

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