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The unique properties of diffraction gratings make the optical design of diffraction spectrometers a complex problem. This Spotlight connects optical design and diffraction grating fabrication to address issues of diffraction efficiency, tolerance analysis, and optimization techniques. It further explores performance testing of gratings and modification of classical spectrometers using modern design and fabrication techniques.
Development of diffraction spectrometers has a special place in optical design because the main element of the diffraction spectrometer is a diffraction grating.
The diffraction grating is not a native object; it is an artificially made structure. However, the properties of this structure are so complex that the diffraction grating
can be considered not only as a part of the optical instrument but also as a subject of scientific research. That is why very often an engineering problem of the optical design of a spectrometer leads to scientific research.