Three-dimensional analysis of free-space light propagation based on quantum mechanical scattering theory of light

Hyeonho Son, Honggu Choi, Kyunghwan Oh

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In this paper, a free-space light propagation analysis between 3-dimensional (3-D) volumetric spaces is proposed. In contrast to conventional scalar diffraction, the proposed theory is based on quantum mechanical scattering providing a general volumetric analysis for the free-space light propagation. Assuming a plane wave light incidence, we obtained a new analytic formula for 3-D volumetric convolution, which provided a transfer function in a closed form used for caculating the electric fields at the observation points. The proposed method was consistent with the conventional numerical methods for a 2-dimensional aperture and can be further applied to exact calculation of diffraction fields from 3-D surfaces, providing a compact reconstruction algorithm for 3-D images in a computer generated hologram.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-538
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume382
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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Light propagation
dimensional analysis
Volumetric analysis
Diffraction
Scattering
propagation
Holograms
volumetric analysis
Convolution
scattering
Transfer functions
Numerical methods
Electric fields
diffraction
convolution integrals
transfer functions
plane waves
incidence
apertures
scalars

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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In: Optics Communications, Vol. 382, 01.01.2017, p. 533-538.

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