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.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
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)