## Analytic expression for Fresnel diffraction

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.15.000684

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### Abstract

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.

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**OCIS Codes**

(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction

(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

**Citation**

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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