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Understanding the transition from Fraunhofer diffraction to the Geometrical Optics limit with single slits

@inproceedings{GarciaSanchez2021UnderstandingTT,
  title={Understanding the transition from Fraunhofer diffraction to the Geometrical Optics limit with single slits},
  author={Almudena Garc'ia-S'anchez and 'Angel S. Sanz},
  year={2021}
}
When teaching Optics, it is common to split up the formal analysis of diffraction according to two convenient approximations, in the near and far fields. Moreover, apart from a slight mention to the relationship between the wavelength and the typical size of the aperture that light is incident on, such analysis does not often involve any explicit mention to Geometrical Optics. By means of a simple laboratory demonstration, Panuski and Mungan have shown how the gradual variation of the width of… 

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PRINCIPLES OF OPTICS
1. Geometrical Optics 1.1 Fermat’s Principle and Law of Refraction 1.2 First Order Optics 1.3 Aberrations 2. Wave Optics 2.1 Diffraction 2.2 Young’s Double Slit 2.3 Interferometers and Coherence of