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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1985
  • pp: 774–775

Comment on “Second-order Rytov approximation”

Alan R. Wenzel  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp. 774-775 (1985)

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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)

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