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Revised Formulas for Diffraction Effects With Point and Extended Sources

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Author(s)

Eric L. Shirley

Abstract

Revised formulas to estimated diffraction effects in radiometry for point and extended sources are derived. They are found to work as well as or better than previous formulas. In some instances the formulas can be written in closed form; otherwise, their evaluation entails performing simple integrations as indicated. Formulas have been found for non-limiting apertures, large defining apertures, and pin-hole apertures. Examples of all three types of applications are presented.
Citation
Applied Optics
Volume
37
Issue
No. 28

Keywords

diffraction, Fresnel, radiometry

Citation

Shirley, E. (1998), Revised Formulas for Diffraction Effects With Point and Extended Sources, Applied Optics (Accessed May 25, 2024)

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Created October 1, 1998, Updated February 17, 2017