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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1316–1318

Fresnel diffraction on the edge of causality

Loïc MÃnager, Ivan Lorgerë, and Jean-Louis Le GouÃt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 18, pp. 1316-1318 (2000)

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Taking advantage of the slow optical response of low-temperature rare earth ion–doped crystal, we explore the similarity between causality and Fresnel diffraction by a straight edge. We relate these features to spectral resolution and selectivity. The concept is illustrated with experimental data.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(300.6240) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent transient

Loïc MÃnager, Ivan Lorgerë, and Jean-Louis Le GouÃt, "Fresnel diffraction on the edge of causality," Opt. Lett. 25, 1316-1318 (2000)

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