A uniform diffracted field is obtained in terms of Fresnel functions with complex argument by subtracting the unit step function from the Fresnel integral. The method is applied to the problem of diffraction of inhomogeneous plane waves by a perfectly conducting half-plane and wedge. The results are plotted numerically and compared with results reported in the literature.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2007
Published: July 11, 2007
Yusuf Z. Umul, "Uniform theory for the diffraction of evanescent plane waves," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 2426-2430 (2007)