Teaching Fourier optics for engineers

Joseph Shamir
1995 1995 International Conference on Education in Optics  
A conventional optical system can be regarded as a special type of linear system and can thus be treated accordingly. The scalar representation in its paraxial approximation lends itself to a particularly simple analysis. Employing an operator representation from a linear-systems point of view, introduces the senior engineering student to Fourier optics in the most natural and straight forward way. This approach eliminates the need for manipulating complicated integral expressions and leads to
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