Actually optical engineering experiences a generalization. Physical optics modelling and design methods enrich geometric optics based techniques which still dominate the design of optical systems. The role of diffractive optics in this process is discussed.
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F. Wyrowski, "Wave-optical design and its relation to diffractive optics," in Frontiers in Optics 2004/Laser Science XXII/Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper DMB1.
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