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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2896–2900

Effect of the shadow geometry on diffraction

Yusuf Z. Umul  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 2896-2900 (2008)

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The effect of the scatterer surface on the shadow region is examined by using the surface integrals of the modified theory of physical optics. It is shown that the shadow geometry has a considerable effect on the structure of the edge diffracted waves. The diffracted fields for the illuminated and shadowed surface of a half-plane are evaluated in terms of Fresnel integrals and plotted numerically.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: July 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2008
Published: November 4, 2008

Yusuf Z. Umul, "Effect of the shadow geometry on diffraction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 2896-2900 (2008)

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