Accession Number : ADA257598


Title :   Microcomputer Simulation of a Fourier Approach to Optical Wave Propagation


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Upton, John G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257598.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 114


Abstract : This thesis uses spatial impulse response theory adapted from continuous-wave Fourier diffraction theory as the basis for a microcomputer program to model pulsed optical wave propagation. Programs to generate uniform circular and uniform square excitation functions are included, along with examples of the spatial impulse response for each. Additionally, two new excitation functions with circular Gaussian and circular Bessel spatial distributions are modelled for use in future research. All programs have been written using the MATLAB software package. This effort provides a means to analyze the transient optical wave propagation a spatially filtered optical source. Fourier optics, spatial impulse response,diffraction, transient waves, optical propagation.


Descriptors :   *WAVE PROPAGATION , *DIFFRACTION , *MICROCOMPUTERS , FUNCTIONS , TRANSIENTS , PROPAGATION , SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION , OPTICS , CIRCULAR , UNIFORMS , RESPONSE , MODELS , DISTRIBUTION , EXCITATION , THEORY , CONTINUOUS WAVES , THESES


Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE