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Babinet

(French babɪnɛ)
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(Biography) Jacques (ʒɑk) 1794–1872, French physicist, noted for his work on the diffraction of light
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Babinet's principle was formulated by the French physicist, mathematician and astronomer Jacques Babinet. The principle states: considering a diffracted field due to an opening and its complement, the addition of both diffracted fields equals the diffracted field through free space (Born & Wolf, 2005).