Fourier optics, part 1

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A brief discussion about Fourier optics was presented. It was shown that how decomposition into, and subsequent superposition of plane waves could lead to the near-field (Fresnel) and far-field (Fraunhofer) formulas and eludicate the Fourier transforming properties of a lens. Several numerical examples demonstrating the usefulness of the formulas derived were also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationOptics and Photonics News
StatePublished - May 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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