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26 December 2001 Diffraction theory in therms of quantum mechanics and relativity
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Diffraction properties of light can be derived from Quantum Mechanics and Relativity. Using the fact that position and momentum are conjugate variables, we show that the momentum distribution of light coincides with the well-known angular spectrum distribution. The momentum distribution links quantum theory and relativity to classical diffraction theory. We also show that the Huygens Principle and the momentum distribution are conjugate expressions at the diffraction aperture. These considerations lead to the geometrical theory of diffraction.
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Henri H. Arsenault and Pascuala Garcia-Martinez "Diffraction theory in therms of quantum mechanics and relativity", Proc. SPIE 4435, Wave Optics and VLSI Photonic Devices for Information Processing, (26 December 2001); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.451136
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