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Fraunhofer Diffraction Effects on Total Power for a Planckian Source



Eric L. Shirley


An algorithm for computing diffractions effects on total power in the case of Fraunhofer diffraction by a circular lens or aperture is derived. The result for Fraunhofer diffraction of monochromatic radiation is well known, and this reports the result for radiation from a Planckian source. The result obtained is valid at all temperatures.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
106 No. 5


diffraction, Fraunhofer, Planckian, power, radiometry


Shirley, E. (2001), Fraunhofer Diffraction Effects on Total Power for a Planckian Source, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed December 8, 2023)
Created October 1, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017