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Computation of Fresnel Integrals



Klaus Mielenz


This paper summarizes the theory of Fresnel diffraction by rectangular and circular apertures with a view toward numerical computations. Approximations found in the earlier literature, and now obsolete, were eliminated and replaced by algorithms suitable for use on a personal computer.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
102 No. 3


algorithms, circular apertures, diffraction, Fresnel approximation, imaging optics, personal computers, radiometry, rectangular apertures


Mielenz, K. (1997), Computation of Fresnel Integrals, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 15, 2024)


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Created May 1, 1997, Updated February 17, 2017