Abstract

The optical properties of a reflecting cone, which have acquired fresh importance in connection with alignment measurements, are treated on the basis of Huygens’ principle. Approximate expressions for the intensity distributions in diffraction images of an axial point source and an off-axis one are derived by the stationary phase method. The results of the calculation are found to be in good agreement with the photographs of images made by an actual reflecting cone.

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  2. N. G. Van Kampen, Physica 14, 575 (1949).
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  6. A more detailed analysis will be given in the succeeding paper.
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Dyson, J.

J. Dyson, Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A248, 93 (1958).

Fujiwara, S.

S. Fujiwara, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 51, 1305 (L) (1961).

McLeod, J. H.

J. H. McLeod, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 592 (1954).

Nienhuis, K.

K. Nienhuis, Thesis, On the Influence of Diffraction on Image Formation in the Presence of Aberrations (Groningen, The Netherlands, 1948), p. 11.

Rayces, J. L.

J. L. Rayces, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 576(L) (1958).

Van Kampen, N. G.

N. G. Van Kampen, Physica 24, 437 (1958).

N. G. Van Kampen, Physica 14, 575 (1949).

Other (8)

J. H. McLeod, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 592 (1954).

N. G. Van Kampen, Physica 14, 575 (1949).

S. Fujiwara, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 51, 1305 (L) (1961).

J. L. Rayces, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 576(L) (1958).

N. G. Van Kampen, Physica 24, 437 (1958).

A more detailed analysis will be given in the succeeding paper.

J. Dyson, Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A248, 93 (1958).

K. Nienhuis, Thesis, On the Influence of Diffraction on Image Formation in the Presence of Aberrations (Groningen, The Netherlands, 1948), p. 11.

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