This special Applied Optics issue pays tribute to an extraordinary teacher, scientist, and friend who revolutionized several fields of optics, such as holography, microscopy, and biomedical imaging, by contributing his unique and simplified perspective on complicated phenomena. We thank all the authors who have contributed papers to this special feature as a manifestation of the long and unique career of Emmett Leith.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2007
Published: January 14, 2008
Vol. 3, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Randy A. Bartels, Brian G. Hoover, Zeev Zalevsky, and H. John Caulfield, "Manipulating Light Waves: introduction," Appl. Opt. 47, MLW1-MLW3 (2008)