HTRSD: Hybrid Taylor Rayleigh-Sommerfeld diffraction

Ni Chen, Congli Wang, Wolfgang Heidrich

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Computing wave propagation is of the utmost importance in computational optics, especially three-dimensional optical imaging and computer-generated hologram. The angular spectrum method, based on fast Fourier transforms, is one of the efficient approaches; however, it induces sampling issues. We report a Hybrid Taylor Rayleigh-Sommerfeld diffraction (HTRSD) that achieves more accurate and faster wave propagation than the widely used angular spectrum method.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37727-37735
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Issue number21
StatePublished - Sep 27 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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