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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 12 — Jun. 4, 2012
  • pp: 12949–12958

Calculating the Fresnel diffraction of light from a shifted and tilted plane

Kenji Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Ichihashi, Takanori Senoh, Ryutaro Oi, and Taiichiro Kurita  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 12949-12958 (2012)

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We propose a technique for calculating the diffraction of light in the Fresnel region from a plane that is the light source (source plane) to a plane at which the diffracted light is to be calculated (destination plane). When the wavefield of the source plane is described by a group of points on a grid, this technique can be used to calculate the wavefield of the group of points on a grid on the destination plane. The positions of both planes may be shifted, and the plane normal vectors of both planes may have different directions. Since a scaled Fourier transform is used for the calculation, it can be calculated faster than calculating the diffraction by a Fresnel transform at each point. This technique can be used to calculate and generate planar holograms from computer graphics data.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.1758) Imaging systems : Computational imaging

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2012
Published: May 23, 2012

Kenji Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Ichihashi, Takanori Senoh, Ryutaro Oi, and Taiichiro Kurita, "Calculating the Fresnel diffraction of light from a shifted and tilted plane," Opt. Express 20, 12949-12958 (2012)

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