Mathematical needs for Diffraction and Fourier Optics are examined and some suggestions and examples given. The purpose is to suggest the mathematics needed by optics students for both understanding and working with Diffraction and Fourier Optics.
Anna Consortini, Anna Consortini,
"Diffraction and Fourier optics: the mathematics required", Proc. SPIE 2525, 1995 International Conference on Education in Optics, (13 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224004; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.224004