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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 582–587

Alternative interpretation of the edge-diffraction phenomenon

Yusuf Z. Umul  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 582-587 (2008)

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An alternative interpretation of the phenomenon of edge diffraction is proposed according to a new separation of the Fresnel function. The subfields are investigated in the problem of diffraction of a plane wave by a perfectly conducting half-plane, and the results are compared numerically with other interpretations.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: October 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 1, 2008
Published: February 5, 2008

Yusuf Z. Umul, "Alternative interpretation of the edge-diffraction phenomenon," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 582-587 (2008)

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