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Computation of diffracted fields for the case of high numerical aperture using the angular spectrum method.
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PMID:  23052088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The angular spectrum (AS) method is a popular solution to the Helmholtz Equation without the use of approximations. In this work, new criteria on sampling requirements are derived using the Wigner distribution (WD). It is shown that for the case of high numerical aperture the conventional AS method requires a very large amount of zero-padding, making it impractical due to requirements on memory and computational effort. This work proposes the use of a modified AS algorithm that evaluates only non-zero components of the field. The results obtained from the WD combined with the modified AS algorithm enable an accurate and efficient field computation for cases where the conventional AS method cannot be implemented.
Tomasz Kozacki; Konstantinos Falaggis; Malgorzata Kujawinska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied optics     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1539-4522     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Opt     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247660     Medline TA:  Appl Opt     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7080-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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