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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1895–1906

Diffraction corrections in radiometry: spectral and total power and asymptotic properties

Eric L. Shirley  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 1895-1906 (2004)

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Wolf’s result for integrated flux in the case of diffraction by a circular lens or aperture in the scalar, paraxial Fresnel approximation is considered anew. Compact integral formulas for pertinent infinite sums are derived, and the result’s generalizations to extended sources and Planckian sources and asymptotic aspects at small wavelength and high temperature are all considered. Simplification of calculations for an actual absolute radiometer is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry

Original Manuscript: March 16, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2004
Published: October 1, 2004

Eric L. Shirley, "Diffraction corrections in radiometry: spectral and total power and asymptotic properties," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 1895-1906 (2004)

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