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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1994
  • pp: 1940–1942

Equivalent field of paraxial diffraction of a zone plate

Busun Xiao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 1940-1942 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.001940


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Abstract

A simplified way is proposed to compute the paraxial diffraction of a zone plate. The complicated diffraction field is approximated by an equivalent field, which is the diffraction field of a hole weighted by the area. Based on this equivalent expression of the diffraction field, a graphic method is applied to calculate the resolving power of a zone plate. The result is consistent with those reported in earlier publications [Am. J. Phys. 19, 359 (1951); J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 610 (1967)].

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History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 1994
Published: December 1, 1994

Citation
Busun Xiao, "Equivalent field of paraxial diffraction of a zone plate," Opt. Lett. 19, 1940-1942 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-23-1940


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References

  1. O. E. Myers, Am. J. Phys. 19, 359 (1951). [CrossRef]
  2. D. J. Stigliani, R. Mittra, R. G. Semonin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 610 (1967). [CrossRef]
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