The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

Scalar Diffraction from a Circular Aperture

Authors: Daly, Charles J., Rao, Navalgund A.H.K.

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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.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scalar Diffraction from a Circular Aperture
Authors
Series Title
The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Series Volume
549
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4443-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4443-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7810-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7001-7
Series ISSN
0893-3405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 175
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