Microcomputers simulation of a Fourier approach to optical wave propagation
Upton, John G.
Powers, John P.
Pieper, Ronald J.
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This thesis uses spatial impulse response theory adapted from continuous-wave Fourier diffraction theory as the basis for a microcomputer program to model transient optical wave propagation. Programs to generate uniform circular and uniform square excitation functions are included, along with examples of the spatial impulse response for each. Additionally, two new excitation functions with circular Gaussian and circular Bessel spatial distributions are modeled for use in future research. All programs have been written using the MATLAB software program. This effort provides a means to analyze the transient optical wave propagation of a spatially filtered optical source.
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