Abstract

An investigation of light diffracted by irregularly serrated apertures yields a closed-form analytical solution that confirms experimental recording of the diffracted patterns. These serrated apertures are modeled by a fractal function. Examples are given for both sinusoidal and fractal aperture perimeters with varying fractal dimension. Relations between the far-zone diffracted fields and the fractal dimension are examined.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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