Paraxial diffraction of monochromatic Gaussian beams by arbitrarily shaped polygonal apertures is analytically explored within the recently proposed paraxial boundary diffraction wave theory framework [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 36, 1048 (2019))]. Surprisingly enough, exact closed-form expressions of the diffracted wavefield can be obtained by using only elementary calculus and Euclidean geometry. An interesting connection between paraxial optics and probability theory is also outlined. (C) 2020 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement

Borghi, R. (2020). Exact paraxial diffraction theory for polygonal apertures under Gaussian illumination. OSA CONTINUUM, 3(2), 214-223 [10.1364/OSAC.3.000214].

Exact paraxial diffraction theory for polygonal apertures under Gaussian illumination

Borghi, Riccardo
2020-01-01

Abstract

Paraxial diffraction of monochromatic Gaussian beams by arbitrarily shaped polygonal apertures is analytically explored within the recently proposed paraxial boundary diffraction wave theory framework [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 36, 1048 (2019))]. Surprisingly enough, exact closed-form expressions of the diffracted wavefield can be obtained by using only elementary calculus and Euclidean geometry. An interesting connection between paraxial optics and probability theory is also outlined. (C) 2020 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement
Borghi, R. (2020). Exact paraxial diffraction theory for polygonal apertures under Gaussian illumination. OSA CONTINUUM, 3(2), 214-223 [10.1364/OSAC.3.000214].
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