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Remarks on the Quantum Theory of Diffraction

Ehrenfest, P. and Epstein, P. S. (1927) Remarks on the Quantum Theory of Diffraction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 13 (6). pp. 400-408. ISSN 0027-8424. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:EHRpnas27

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Abstract

Before attacking the Fresnel problems we shall restate some of the considerations of our last paper, dealing with the Fraunhofer diffraction in a new form suitable for generalization [2]. The main question discussed in that paper was as to the intensity of light diffracted by any optical structure at a given angle to the incident beam. We saw there that the "electronic intensity," ρ of the diffracting system is a function of the space which may be referred to any system of coordinates. Let us use a rectangular cartesian system x, y, z and denote the cosines of the angles between the axes and the direction of the incident ray by αo, βo, γo.


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