Diffraction Theory of Speckle Photography

  • Nikita A. Fomin
Part of the Experimental Fluid Mechanics book series (FLUID)


The effects of diffraction are very important both for speckle formation during specklegram recording and for optical transformation of the wavefront during specklegram processing. Moreover, the statistical description of the intensity distribution in a speckle pattern is based of the diffraction analysis. So, in order to offer a brief introduction to speckle photography, we will start from the general principles of diffraction theory following mainly the notations of Born and Wolf [24] and Goodman [25].


Amplitude Distribution Diffraction Theory Diffraction Field Light Intensity Distribution Fraunhofer Diffraction 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikita A. Fomin
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  1. 1.Heat and Mass Transfer InstituteBelarus Academy of SciencesMinskBelarus, CIS

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