Abstract

Wolf’s result for integrated flux in the case of diffraction by a circular lens or aperture in the scalar, paraxial Fresnel approximation is considered anew. Compact integral formulas for pertinent infinite sums are derived, and the result’s generalizations to extended sources and Planckian sources and asymptotic aspects at small wavelength and high temperature are all considered. Simplification of calculations for an actual absolute radiometer is demonstrated.

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