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Near-field diffraction from amplitude diffraction gratings: theory, simulation and results
Author(s): Kazi Monowar Abedin; S.M. Mujibur Rahman

Paper Abstract

We describe a computer simulation method by which the complete near-field diffract pattern of an amplitude diffraction grating can be generated. The technique uses the method of iterative Fresnel integrals to calculate and generate the diffraction images. Theoretical background as well as the techniques to perform the simulation is described. The program is written in MATLAB, and can be implemented in any ordinary PC. Examples of simulated diffraction images are presented and discussed. The generated images in the far-field where they reduce to Fraunhofer diffraction pattern are also presented for a realistic grating, and compared with the results predicted by the grating equation, which is applicable in the far-field. The method can be used as a tool to teach the complex phenomenon of diffraction in classrooms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10452, 14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017, 1045208 (16 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262257
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Kazi Monowar Abedin, Sultan Qaboos Univ. (Oman)
S.M. Mujibur Rahman, Sultan Qaboos Univ. (Oman)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10452:
14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017
Xu Liu; Xi-Cheng Zhang, Editor(s)

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