Abstract

The Fraunhofer diffraction patterns of the triangle, trapezoid, and hexagon are calculated and displayed in moiré plots. The diffraction pattern of the general polygonal aperture with a finite number of vertices can be calculated in terms of elementary functions.

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  1. J. Meyer-Arendt, Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N. J., 1972), Ch. 2.3.
  2. G. R. Fowles, Introduction to Modern Optics (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1968), Sec. 4.4.
  3. A. Sommerfeld, Optics (Academic, New York, 1954), p. 233ff.
  4. J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968), p. 86.
  5. Reference 4, p. 9.
  6. M. Stecher, Am. J. Phys. 32, 247 (1964).
  7. G. Oster, M. Wasserman, and C. Zwerling, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 169 (1964).
  8. H. Takasaki, Appl. Opt. 9, 1467 (1970).

Meyer-Arendt, J.

J. Meyer-Arendt, Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N. J., 1972), Ch. 2.3.

Fowles, G. R.

G. R. Fowles, Introduction to Modern Optics (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1968), Sec. 4.4.

Goodman, J. W.

J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968), p. 86.

Oster, G.

G. Oster, M. Wasserman, and C. Zwerling, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 169 (1964).

Sommerfeld, A.

A. Sommerfeld, Optics (Academic, New York, 1954), p. 233ff.

Stecher, M.

M. Stecher, Am. J. Phys. 32, 247 (1964).

Takasaki, H.

H. Takasaki, Appl. Opt. 9, 1467 (1970).

Wasserman, M.

G. Oster, M. Wasserman, and C. Zwerling, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 169 (1964).

Zwerling, C.

G. Oster, M. Wasserman, and C. Zwerling, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 169 (1964).

Other (8)

J. Meyer-Arendt, Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N. J., 1972), Ch. 2.3.

G. R. Fowles, Introduction to Modern Optics (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1968), Sec. 4.4.

A. Sommerfeld, Optics (Academic, New York, 1954), p. 233ff.

J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968), p. 86.

Reference 4, p. 9.

M. Stecher, Am. J. Phys. 32, 247 (1964).

G. Oster, M. Wasserman, and C. Zwerling, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 169 (1964).

H. Takasaki, Appl. Opt. 9, 1467 (1970).

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