Fourier Series and Optical Transform Techniques in Contemporary Optics: an introduction

Raymond G Wilson, Sean M McCreary

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An extensively illustrated introduction to Fourier transform methods containing 280+ figures which demonstrate in 3-space the numerous basic functions of optical diffraction and imaging. Covers the mathematical terminology for wave phenomena with emphasis on spatial frequency terms. The relationship between Fraunhofer diffraction by two-dimensional functions, the Fourier transform in 3-space and use of the convolution theorem are among the subjects discussed.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - May 1995


  • Fourier analysis
  • Diffraction
  • Fourier transform optics
  • Image processing


  • Physics
  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

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