A collimated laser beam ( λ=600 nm) having an intensity I=10 W/m2 is incident
perpendicularly on an opaque screen containing a circular hole with diameter
D=3.6 mm. Calculate the intensity at a point on the central axis that is distanced
180 cm from the screen.
The Attempt at a Solution
firstly I am confused if i should treat this as Fraunhofer or Fresnel diffraction. I know that for a circular aperture it will form an airy disk, but that will leave the bessel function = 0, which means the resulting intensity is zero. (that would make sense if the center is dark, ut it should be bright.
I really think I am missing something simple here. please help.