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Fourier transforms in classical optics

Paper Abstract

The principle of superposition plays critical roles in both classical and quantum physics. This paper will underscore the conceptual continuities and divergences in the process of successfully using Fourier transforms as a classical superposition tool to quantify Fraunhofer diffractions, far-field space and temporal coherence, Fourier transform spectroscopy and dispersive broadening of a short pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9663, Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96632N (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.2207472
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Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9663:
Eighth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Barry L. Shoop; Grover Swartzlander, Editor(s)

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