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Diffraction of Light

Selected Literature References

Leading investigators in the fields of optics and photonics have published a number of high-quality review articles on the diffraction of light. This section contains periodical and book location information about these articles, as well as providing a listing of the chapter titles for appropriate sections dealing with the diffraction of light.

Diffraction., Hecht, E., in Optics (4th edition), Addison-Wesley, New York, pages 443-518 (2002).

Beamsplitters: a guide for designers., Melles Griot, Photonics Components Division, in The Photonics Design and Applications Handbook, Laurin Publishing, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, pages 309-314 (2001).

Diffraction and interference in image formation., Murphy, D., in Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging, Wiley-Liss, New York, pages 61-84 (2001).

Optical components: finding your way through the maze., Allard, P. and Valdez, B., in The Photonics Design and Applications Handbook, Laurin Publishing, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, pages 296-306 (2001).

Prism, thin film, and layer diffraction grating., Nassau, K., in The Physics and Chemistry of Color, 2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 441-447 (2001).

Diffractive optics., Fischer, R. and Tadic-Galeb, B., in Optical System Design, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 263-288 (2000).

Diffractive optics., Mann, A., in Infrared Optics and Zoom Lenses, SPIE Press, Bellingham, Washington, pages 81-95; 105 (2000).

General principles - interference and diffraction., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 11-19 (2000).

Special modulation transfer functions: diffraction-limited systems., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 376-383 (2000).

Stops and apertures., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 141-171 (2000).

The diffractive surface in lens design., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering, SPIE Press - McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 413-438 (2000).

Diffraction theory., Gu, M., in Advanced Optical Imaging Theory (Springer Series in Optical Sciences), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pages 7-35 (1999).

Elements of the theory of diffraction., Born, M. and Wolf, E., in Principles of Optics, 7th edition, Cambridge University Press, New York, pages 412-694 (1999).

Applications of the plane wave spectrum concept: introduction to diffraction gratings., Scott, C., in Introduction to Optics and Optical Imaging, IEEE Press, New York, pages 207-221 (1998).

Diffraction., Desmarais, L., in Applied Electro-Optics, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, pages 87-105 (1998).

Diffraction of light., Walker, B., in Optical Engineering Fundamentals, SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Bellingham, Washington, pages 50-55 (1998).

Optical components., Walker, B., in Optical Engineering Fundamentals, SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Bellingham, Washington, pages 149-179 (1998).

Binary optics., Farn, M., in Handbook of Photonics, Gupta, M. (ed), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pages 459-501 (1997).

Diffraction., Ray, S., in Applied Photographic Optics, 2nd edition, Focal Press, Boston, Massachusetts, pages 27-28 (1997).

Diffraction images., Shannon, R., in The Art and Science of Optical Design, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pages 108-135 (1997).

Optical components and their imaging roles., Ray, S., in Applied Photographic Optics, 2nd edition, Focal Press, Boston, Massachusetts, pages 52-66 (1997).

Diffraction principles derived from the uncertainty principle., Miller, J. and Friedman, E., in Photonics Rules of Thumb: Optics, Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics, and Lasers (Optical and Electro-Optical Engineering Series), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 234-238 (1996).

Foundations of scalar diffraction theory., Goodman, J., in Introduction to Fourier Optics, 2nd editions, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 32-62 (1996).

Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction., Goodman, J., in Introduction to Fourier Optics, 2nd editions, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 63-95 (1996).

Laser beam divergence., Miller, J. and Friedman, E., in Photonics Rules of Thumb: Optics, Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics, and Lasers (Optical and Electro-Optical Engineering Series), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 163-167 (1996).

Diffraction., Marathay, A., in Handbook of Optics, Volume 1: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Design, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 3.1-3.31 (1995).

Diffraction., Meyer-Arendt, J., in Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, pages 231-252 (1995).

Diffraction., Michelson, A., in Studies in Optics, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 55-72 (1995).

Diffraction gratings., Meyer-Arendt, J., in Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, pages 253-268 (1995).

Fourier optics., Lauterborn, W., Kurz, T., and Wiesenfeldt, M., in Coherent Optics: Fundamentals and Applications, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pages 147-178 (1995).

Light and colour., Longair, M., in Colour: Art and Science, Lamb, T. and Bourriau, J. (eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pages 65-102 (1995).

Light scattering., Meyer-Arendt, J., in Introduction to Classical and Modern Optics, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, pages 269-283 (1995).

Nondispersive prisms., Wolfe, W., in Handbook of Optics, Volume 2: Devices, Measurements, and Properties, Bass, M., Van Stryland, E., Williams, D., and Wolfe, W. (eds), McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 4.1-4.29 (1995).

Diffraction., Ditchborn, R., in Light, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 152-197 (1991).

Huygen's principle and Fermat's principle., Ditchborn, R., in Light, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 198-225 (1991).

Reflection, refraction, and diffraction of waves., Ronchi, V., in Optics: The Science of Vision, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 321-353 (1991).

The basis of seventeenth-century optics., Ronchi, V., in Optics: The Science of Vision, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 24-66 (1991).

Diffraction effects of apertures., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering: The Design of Optical Systems, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 148-151 (1990).

Diffraction of a Gaussian (laser) beam., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering: The Design of Optical Systems, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 155-158 (1990).

Interference and diffraction., Smith, W., in Modern Optical Engineering: The Design of Optical Systems, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 11-16 (1990).

Snell's law of refraction., Welford, W., in Aberrations of Optical Systems (The Adam-Hilger Series on Optics and Optoelectronics), Adam Hilger, Bristol, United Kingdom, pages 12-19 (1986).

Interference and diffraction., O'Shea, D., in Elements of Modern Optical Design, John Wiley and Sons, New York, pages 41-55 (1985).

Fresnel diffraction., Jenkins, F. and White, H., in Fundamentals of Optics, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 378-402 (1976).

The diffraction grating., Jenkins, F. and White, H., in Fundamentals of Optics, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 355-377 (1976).

Diffraction., Fowles, G., in Introduction to Modern Optics, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 105-150 (1975).

Diffraction., Hecht, E., in Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Optics, McGraw-Hill, New York, pages 159-204 (1975).

Image orientation., Walles, S. and Hopkins, R., in Applied Optics: 2, Optical Society of America, New York, pages 1447-1452 (1964).

Reflection and refraction., Johnson, B., in Optics and Optical Instruments, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, pages 1-20 (1960).


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