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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1988
  • pp: 881–883

Approximate kernel for wave propagation from a curved surface

A. Walther  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 5, Issue 6, pp. 881-883 (1988)

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We used the stationary-phase approximation to derive an approximate kernel for the propagation of a monochromatic wave specified on a curved source plane.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 8, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988

A. Walther, "Approximate kernel for wave propagation from a curved surface," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5, 881-883 (1988)

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