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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2244–2250

Interpretation of generalized grating imaging

Koichi Iwata  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 9, pp. 2244-2250 (2008)

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This paper describes generalized grating imaging with equations based on geometrical optics and wave optics. It shows that the equation derived by wave optics agrees well with the description by geometrical optics. The derived equation based on wave optics can be used to deduce and calculate the intensity distribution of the grating image.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(110.6760) Imaging systems : Talbot and self-imaging effects

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2008
Published: August 12, 2008

Koichi Iwata, "Interpretation of generalized grating imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 2244-2250 (2008)

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