New CTAN package: pst-diffraction
Date: September 13, 2007 1:25:07 PM CEST
Herbert Voss has submitted another new pstricks package:
> The authors of the package are Manuel Luque and Herbert Vo\ss
> This package allows to draw the diffraction patterns for different
> geometric forms of apertures for monochromatic light.
> The aperture stops can have rectangular, circular
> or triangular openings.
> The options available are the dimensions of the aperture
> under consideration and of the particular optical
> setting, e.g. the radius in case of an circular opening.
> Moreover one can choose the wavelength
> of the light (the associated color will be given
> automatically by the package).
> There are three commands, for rectangular, circular and
> triangular openings respectively:
> The documentation is available in english, french, and german.
i've installed the package and updated the catalogue. users may view
the catalogue entry at
or browse the package directory at
(note that the documentation files are rather painfully large, and thus
the zip of that directory is also pretty huge.)
thank you, herbert and manuel, for the new package.
For the CTAN team
pst-diffraction – Print diffraction patterns from various apertures
The package enables the user to draw (using PSTricks) the diffraction patterns
for different geometric forms of apertures for monochromatic light
(using PSTricks). The aperture
stops can have rectangular, circular or triangular openings. The
view of the diffraction may be planar, or three-dimensional.
Options available are the dimensions of the aperture under
consideration and of the particular optical setting, e.g. the
radius in case of an circular opening. Moreover one can choose
the wavelength of the light (the associated color will be
calculated by the package).