Abstract

The Abbe transform is used to derive rigorous algebraic formulas for the wave function describing Fraunhofer diffraction at apertures in the form of arbitrary polygons. Two remarks bring the Abbe transform and the Abbe theorem into the context of the history of diffraction.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

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