APPLICATION OF THE BOUNDARY-DIFFRACTION-WAVE THEORY TO GAUSSIAN BEAMS

Authors
  1. Otis, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Within the limits of the paraxial approximation used in treating gaussian beams, the ordinary boundary-diffraction-wave theory is also applicable to diffraction problems that involve gaussian incident beams. The total field diffracted by an aperture is thus given by the interference of two component waves: a boundary-diffraction wave and, if allowed geometrical considerations, the unperturbed wave that would propagate freely to the observation point in the absence of the diffracting aperture. TRUNCATED
Date of publication
01 Jan 1974
Number of Pages
6
Reprinted from
J of the Optical Society of America, vol 64, no 11, 1974, p 1545-1550
DSTKIM No
76-00585
CANDIS No
117545
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Hardcopy

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