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Scalar Diffraction from a Circular Aperture

  • Charles J. Daly
  • Navalgund A. H. K. Rao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Charles J. Daly, Navalgund A. H. K. Rao
    Pages 1-20
  3. Charles J. Daly, Navalgund A. H. K. Rao
    Pages 21-26
  4. Charles J. Daly, Navalgund A. H. K. Rao
    Pages 27-45
  5. Charles J. Daly, Navalgund A. H. K. Rao
    Pages 47-72
  6. Charles J. Daly, Navalgund A. H. K. Rao
    Pages 73-104
  7. Charles J. Daly, Navalgund A. H. K. Rao
    Pages 105-137
  8. Charles J. Daly, Navalgund A. H. K. Rao
    Pages 139-153
  9. Charles J. Daly, Navalgund A. H. K. Rao
    Pages 155-159
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 161-175

About this book

Introduction

Scalar diffraction from a circular aperture is a ubiquitous problem that arises in a variety of disciplines, such as optics (lenses), acoustics (speakers), electromagnetics (dish antennas), and ultrasonics (piston transducers). The problem endures despite centuries of research because each new generation of researchers rediscovers it and adds some novel insight or new result to the existing literature. Scalar Diffraction from a Circular Aperture promises a few new results and several novel insights, particularly with regard to spatial averaging. Although the text emphasizes ultrasonic diffraction, the results and insights developed are general and may be applied to the many practical problems involving scalar diffraction from a circular aperture.
Included are novel insights on mirror-image diffraction, autoconvolution diffraction, and coherent and incoherent averaging. Examples from ultrasonic imaging, a coherent imaging modality, are used to develop a fairly general theory that connects over a century of research on scalar diffraction from a circular aperture. The material is based on a synthesis of mathematics, physical optics, linear systems theory, and scalar diffraction theory. Thus, engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and students working in optics, acoustics, antenna design, biomedical engineering, non-destructive testing, and astronomy will find Scalar Diffraction from a Circular Aperture interesting, provocative, and useful.

Keywords

Apertur acoustics astronomy biomedical engineering diffraction electromagnetics imaging optics systems theory ultrasonic imaging ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles J. Daly
    • 1
  • Navalgund A. H. K. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Rochester Institute of TechnologyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4443-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7001-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4443-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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