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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 684–688

Analytic expression for Fresnel diffraction

Peng Wang, Yuguang Xu, Wei Wang, and Zhijian Wang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 684-688 (1998)

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An analytic formula for the light field amplitude (and therefore also intensity) behind a circular aperture illuminated by spherical or plane waves in the Fresnel limit is given, and the essential difference between Fresnel diffraction and Fraunhofer diffraction is discussed.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

Original Manuscript: June 17, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 1997
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 1997
Published: March 1, 1998

Peng Wang, Yuguang Xu, Wei Wang, and Zhijian Wang, "Analytic expression for Fresnel diffraction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 684-688 (1998)

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