Fresnel Diffraction Explorer
Fresnel Diffraction Explorer


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Fresnel Diffraction Explorer1.4

22 May 2006

Simulates Fresnel diffraction by any two-dimensional aperture.


Fresnel Diffraction Explorer simulates Fresnel diffraction by any two-dimensional aperture using an algorithm published in the Nov/Dec 1996 issue of Computers In Physics. It contains an interactive user-interface and a self-demo to aid in use of the algorithms. Parallelized for use with Pooch on Mac clusters.

What's new in Fresnel Diffraction Explorer

Version 1.4:

Universal Application release for Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs running OS X. Clusters of any combination of Intel or PowerPC Macs can be used in a Fresnel diffraction calculation.

Other updates:

  • OS X-compliant icons, dialog boxes, including sheets and antialiased text.
  • Endian conversion for file and disk storage as well as sending data over the network.
  • Adaptations to bundle formats and Xcode.
  • When using multiple wavelengths, FDE can export to QuickTime in addition to PICS.
  • Establishment of a data fork only file format.

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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32

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