[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 7, No. 2 (2000) 129-131]
Fractional Talbot Effect: Compact Description
Victor ARRIZON,1 G. ROJO-VELAZQUEZ1 and Juan G. IBARRA2
1Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, Apdo. Postal 216, Puebla 72000, Mexico, 2University of Arkansas, 203 Engineering Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
(Received July 19, 1999; Accepted November 26, 1999)
We present a compact description of the fractional Talbot effect, with the simplest expression for the Fresnel field of a grating, together with the simplest polar formulas for Talbot coefficients.
Key words : diffraction, Talbot effect, fractional Talbot effect, mass fractal, surface fractal, combined fractal, self-similarity, power law, fractal dimension