Diffraction by fractally serrated apertures

Y. Kim, H. Grebel, D. L. Jaggard

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-32
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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