It is demonstrated that the recent assertion of Yura et al. [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 500 ( 1983)], to the effect that the Born and Rytov approximations have the same domain of validity, is based on an inappropriate validity condition for the Rytov approximation and hence is erroneous.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 2, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 1985
Published: May 1, 1985
Alan R. Wenzel, "Comment on “Second-order Rytov approximation”," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 774-775 (1985)