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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1850–1860

Modified diffraction theory of Kirchhoff

Yusuf Z. Umul  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 8, pp. 1850-1860 (2008)

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The diffraction theory of Kirchhoff is reinterpreted and a new form of a surface diffraction integral is developed by using the axioms of the modified theory of physical optics, which leads to the exact scattered fields by conducting bodies. The new integral is arranged according to the interpretation of Young, and the diffracted waves are expressed in terms of a line integral. The method is applied to the diffraction problem by a semi-infinite edge contour.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: March 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2008
Published: July 2, 2008

Yusuf Z. Umul, "Modified diffraction theory of Kirchhoff," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 1850-1860 (2008)

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