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How to fix "Undefined function 'sinc' for input arguments of type 'double'." Error

Asked by Ege Tunç on 8 Mar 2019
Latest activity Commented on by Steven Lord
on 8 Mar 2019
I found a code to use for my project far field diffraction generator however, I got an error called, Undefined function 'sinc' for input arguments of type 'double'.
How can i fix this?
Here is my code:
%------------------------------------------------------------------------
%-----Fraunhofer diffraction from a rectangular aperture-----------------
%------------------------------------------------------------------------
clc
close all
clear all
%------------------------------------------------------------------------
lambda=500e-9; k=(2*pi)/lambda; % wavelength of light in vaccuum
a=1e-6; b=1e-6; % dimensions of diffracting rectangular aperture
% a is along Z and b is along Y
Io=100.0; % relative intensity
R=1.0e-3; % distance of screen from aperture
Y=(-0.25e-2:1e-5:0.25e-2); Z=Y ; % coordinates of screen
beta=k*b*Y/(2*R*pi);alpha=k*a*Z./(2*R*pi); % intermediate variable
% diffracted intensity
for i=1:length(Y)
for j=1:length(Z)
I(i,j)=Io.*((sinc(alpha(j)).^2).*(sinc(beta(i))).^2);
end
end
%------------------------------------------------------------------------
figure(1)
imshow(I)
title('Fraunhofer Diffraction','fontsize',14)
fh = figure(1);
set(fh, 'color', 'white');
%------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Answer by KALYAN ACHARJYA on 8 Mar 2019
Edited by KALYAN ACHARJYA on 8 Mar 2019
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I didnot find any error, when I run the code in my system (2015b)
clc;
clear all;
close all;
lambda=500e-9; k=(2*pi)/lambda; % wavelength of light in vaccuum
a=1e-6; b=1e-6; % dimensions of diffracting rectangular aperture
% a is along Z and b is along Y
Io=100.0; % relative intensity
R=1.0e-3; % distance of screen from aperture
Y=(-0.25e-2:1e-5:0.25e-2); Z=Y ; % coordinates of screen
beta=k*b*Y/(2*R*pi);alpha=k*a*Z./(2*R*pi); % intermediate variable
% diffracted intensity
for i=1:length(Y)
for j=1:length(Z)
I(i,j)=Io.*((sinc(alpha(j)).^2).*(sinc(beta(i))).^2);
end
end
%------------------------------------------------------------------------
figure(1)
imshow(I)
title('Fraunhofer Diffraction','fontsize',14)
fh = figure(1);
set(fh, 'color', 'white');
%------------------------------------------------------------------------
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well, when i update matlab and install other tools, issue has been solved. But I don't know why it happened or how it's solved
The sinc function is defined in Signal Processing Toolbox (for numeric arrays) and Symbolic Math Toolbox (for symbolic arrays.) You didn't have Signal Processing Toolbox installed before but now you do.

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