## Introduction to Fourier OpticsThis renowned text applies the powerful mathematical methods of fourier analysis to the analysis and synthesis of optical systems. These ubiquitous mathematical tools provide unique insights into the capabilities and limitations of optical systems in both imaging and information processing and lead to many fascinating applications, including the field of holography. |

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### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

Foundations of Scalar Diffraction Theory | 32 |

RayleighSommerfeld Diffraction Formula | 49 |

Copyright | |

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