Ubiquity of Fourier transformation in optical sciences

  title={Ubiquity of Fourier transformation in optical sciences},
  author={Masud Mansuripur},
  booktitle={Optical Engineering + Applications},
  • M. Mansuripur
  • Published in
    Optical Engineering…
    4 August 2021
  • Physics, Computer Science, Engineering
This paper contains a transcript of my presentation at the Wyant Tribute Symposium on August 2, 2021 at SPIE’s Optics and Photonics conference in San Diego, California. The technical part of the paper has no overlap with a previous article of mine that was published in Applied Optics last year, bearing the same title as this one. The applications of Fourier transformation described in the present paper include the central limit theorem of probability and statistics, the Shannon-Nyquist sampling… 


Ubiquity of Fourier transformation in optical sciences.
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