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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1913–1919

Transition of the scalar field at a refracting surface in the generalized Kirchhoff diffraction theory

Wolfgang Singer and Karl-Heinz Brenner  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1913-1919 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.12.001913


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Abstract

We propose a new method for the analysis of light propagation through thick phase elements of homogeneous refractive index. The Laue equation is shown to be a generalization of Snell’s law of refraction, yielding correct amplitude and phase changes at a single refracting surface. The application to blazed phase gratings is outlined.

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Wolfgang Singer and Karl-Heinz Brenner, "Transition of the scalar field at a refracting surface in the generalized Kirchhoff diffraction theory," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12, 1913-1919 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-12-9-1913


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