This special feature of Applied Optics contains 20 papers on the design, applications, and fabrication of diffractive optics. The companion feature in the Journal of the Optical Society of America A (May 1995) contains papers on diffractive optics modeling. Many of these papers result from presentations at the second OSA topical meeting on diffractive optics, June 6–9, 1994, in Rochester, New York.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 17, 1995
Published: May 10, 1995
J. R. Leger, M. G. Moharam, and T. K. Gaylord, "Diffractive optics: an introduction to the feature issue," Appl. Opt. 34, 2399-2400 (1995)