Model of wide-angle optical field propagation using scalar diffraction theory

Vesselin Shaoulov, Ravi Vijaya Satya, Guy Schiavone, Eric Clarkson, Jannick Rolland

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A generalized nonparaxial theoretical framework based on the scalar diffraction theory is developed to describe the propagation of an optical field through a linear optical system with quasi-monochromatic spatially incoherent illumination. Software implementation of this theoretical framework on single and multiple processor platforms was developed and simulated results of the imaging process through optical aberration-corrected optics are presented for both in-focus and out-of-focus imaging, validating the first-order nonparaxial model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1561-1567
Number of pages7
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Engineering


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