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EDW: edge diffraction wave, edge dislocation wave, or whether tertio est datur? The bicentenary of Thomas Young's wave diffraction theory
Author(s): Peter V. Polyanskii; Galina V. Bogatiryova
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Paper Abstract

A dramatic bicentenary history of the Thomas Young's wave interpretation of diffraction phenomena is briefly outlined. Both theoretical and experimental milestones substantiating the Young's diffraction paradigm are discussed. Vitality and topicality of the Young's views on the nature of diffraction are argued. Relation of the Young's concept of diffraction phenomena with the novel decomposition of the solution of the diffraction problem in the spirit of 'singular optics' is considered.

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Date Published: 5 February 2002
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 4607, Selected Papers from Fifth International Conference on Correlation Optics, (5 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455178
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Peter V. Polyanskii, Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine)
Galina V. Bogatiryova, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4607:
Selected Papers from Fifth International Conference on Correlation Optics

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