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  • Vol. 65, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1975
  • pp: 155–158

Diffraction by a black screen

John S. Asvestas  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 65, Issue 2, pp. 155-158 (1975)

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The problem of diffraction of electromagnetic waves by a black screen, as defined by Kottler, is reconsidered. The solution proposed by Kottler does not satisfy one of the conditions of the problem; hence it is incorrect.

John S. Asvestas, "Diffraction by a black screen," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 155-158 (1975)

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