New CTAN package: pst-diffraction

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at
Thu Sep 13 14:25:07 CEST 2007

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:
> \psdiffractionRectangle[settings]
> \psdiffractionCircular[settings]
> \psdiffractionTriangle[settings]
> 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.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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