"Offers and up-to-date assessment of the entire field of diffraction gratings, including history, physics, manufacture, testing, and instrument design. Furnishes--for the first time in a single-source reference--a thorough review of efficiency behavior, examining echelles as well as concave, binary, transmission, fiber, and waveguide gratings."
"This is the book that the diffraction grating and diffracting optics community has been waiting for. . .. . . .an essential addition to the library of any laboratory concerned with diffraction gratings and spectroscopy. . ..It is a repository of a great deal of relevant information, some of which does not to my knowledge exist in this form elsewhere and… . .performs the role of encyclopaedia."
---International Journal of Optoelectronics
"An enormous amount of information is conveyed. The authors clearly have an extensive understanding of and experience in designing, constructing, and using surface-relief diffraction gratings. "
---Laser Focus World
A brief history of spectral analysis; fundamental properties of gratings; the types of diffraction gratings; efficiency behaviour of plane reflection gratings; transmission gratings; icily gratings; concave gratings; surfacewaves and grating anomalies; waveguide, fibber, an acousto-optic gratings; review of electromagnetic theories of grating efficiencies; testing of grating performance; instrumental systems; grating damage and control; mechanical ruling of gratings; holographic recording of gratings; alternative methods of grating manufacture; replication of gratings.