"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."
Table of Contents
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.
"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