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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 492–494

Light-scattering theory of diffraction

Wei Guo  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 492-494 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.27.000492


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Abstract

Since diffraction is a scattering process in principle, light propagation through one aperture in a screen is discussed in the light-scattering theory. Through specific calculation, the expression of the electric field observed at an observation point is obtained and is used not only to explain why Kirchhoff’s diffraction theory is a good approximation when the screen is both opaque and sufficiently thin but also to demonstrate that the mathematical and physical problems faced by Kirchhoff’s theory are avoided in the light-scattering theory.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: August 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2010
Published: February 23, 2010

Citation
Wei Guo, "Light-scattering theory of diffraction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 492-494 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-27-3-492

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