Fresnel similarity

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Lohmann A, Ojeda-Castaneda J
Journal: Optics Communications
Publication year: 2005
Volume: 249
Journal issue: 4-6
Pages range: 397-405
ISSN: 0030-4018
Language: English


We study Fresnel diffraction, in particular the similarity between an object, at plane z = 0, and its diffraction pattern, at z > 0. We define a degree of similarity, σ(z), which depends on the object and the distance z.
Perfect self-imaging is associated with a degree of similarity equal to
unity, while imperfect self-imaging is classified by a degree between
zero and one. We derive the theory that allows us to find σ(z), if the object is known. And we can synthesize an object that exhibits a wanted σ(z). We describe some novel applications.

© 2005 Published by Elsevier B.V.

How to cite

Lohmann, A., & Ojeda-Castaneda, J. (2005). Fresnel similarity. Optics Communications, 249(4-6), 397-405.

Lohmann, Adolf, and J. Ojeda-Castaneda. "Fresnel similarity." Optics Communications 249.4-6 (2005): 397-405.


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