Physical optics propagation (wavefront diffraction) for optical simulations, particularly of telescopes.
This module implements an object-oriented system for modeling physical optics propagation with diffraction, particularly for multiwavelength simulations of telescopic and coronagraphic imaging.
Right now only far-field diffraction (Fraunhofer regime) between image and pupil planes is supported; Fresnel propagation and intermediate planes are a future goal.
Developed by Marshall Perrin at STScI, 2010-2014, for use simulating the James Webb Space Telescope.
Documentation can be found online at http://www.stsci.edu/jwst/software/webbpsf/