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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Aug. 30, 2004
  • pp: 1424–1429

Exact self-imaging of transversely periodic fields

Toni Saastamoinen, Jani Tervo, Pasi Vahimaa, and Jari Turunen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 1424-1429 (2004)

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Conditions for exactly self-imaging nonparaxial fields that are periodic also in the transverse direction are introduced. The theory is first derived by assuming full coherence and then extended into the domain of partial coherence. Different types of solutions are discussed, and some illustrations of the existence of solutions and intensity distributions of the fields are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Original Manuscript: January 8, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2004
Published: August 1, 2004

Toni Saastamoinen, Jani Tervo, Pasi Vahimaa, and Jari Turunen, "Exact self-imaging of transversely periodic fields," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 1424-1429 (2004)

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