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Structure of an edge-diffraction wave over a wide angular range
Author(s): Galina V. Bogatiryova; Peter V. Polyanskii
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Paper Abstract

Experimental data on the angular dependence of the amplitude function of the edge diffraction wave originating behind a metallic knife edge that is illuminated nonenlarged laser beam are represented. It is shown that the scalar diffraction theory approximation (in particular, so-called `Rubinowicz's representation of the Kirhhoff's diffraction integral) is valid up to the diffraction angle approximately 206. Outside this angular region (especially at the diffraction angle from 60 degree(s) to 90 degree(s)), considerable polarization dependence of diffraction are observed. The obtained experimental data are discussed using various vector theories of diffraction. On the base of these results, some consequences of the scalar Young-Rubinowicz model of diffraction in holography are derived. In particular, the impulse response of a Young hologram is constructed following to Fourier optics approach, and the nature of the double contouring effect at the reconstruction of such a hologram is elucidated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 1999
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 3904, Fourth International Conference on Correlation Optics, (18 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.370407
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Galina V. Bogatiryova, Chernivtsy State Univ. (Ukraine)
Peter V. Polyanskii, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3904:
Fourth International Conference on Correlation Optics
Oleg V. Angelsky, Editor(s)

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