Limits of diffractive optics by communication modes
2003 (English)In: Journal of Optics. A, Pure and applied optics, ISSN 1464-4258, E-ISSN 1741-3567, Vol. 5, 153-158 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We apply the concept of communication modes, previously employed in information theory, to diffractive optics. The communication modes are used to study the resolution of one-dimensional optical systems in the Fresnel regime. Using the modes, which in this geometry are prolate spheroidal wavefunctions, the best achievable approximation to a given target field can be assessed. In this paper, the field propagation in terms of the communication modes is demonstrated numerically, and the results on resolution are confirmed by Fourier analysis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 5, 153-158 p.
Diffraction, field propagation, resolution, communication modes
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10273DOI: 10.1088/1464-4258/5/3/301ISI: 000183187500004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-10273DiVA: diva2:213855
QC 201008022009-04-292009-04-292010-12-07Bibliographically approved