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2019 Diffractive Optics and Spatial Light Modulators Technology Highlights and Market Outlook Report
[November 08, 2019]

2019 Diffractive Optics and Spatial Light Modulators Technology Highlights and Market Outlook Report

DUBLIN, Nov. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Diffractive Optics and Spatial Light Modulators" report has been added to's offering.

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Light is thought to have a dual nature of both a wave and a particle, and this duality is crucial to understanding some aspects of light. Optical phenomena such as light propagation through optical elements - also known as light reflection or transmission - can be described by geometrical optics and illustrated by various ray tracing techniques.

This description is phenomenological only and does not require knowledge of any fundamental physical constants or any specific physical phenomena. An optical element is a piece of equipment with a single optical function. Most of the currently used optical elements, such as lenses, optical filters, prisms, mirrors, as well as their various combinations, which can be found in optical instruments and devices, bend incoming light rays by refraction or transmission depending on their shape and their refractive index.

However, there are other optical phenomena such as diffraction and interference of light, for example, that cannot be explained by the ray tracing method since their orgin depends on the physical nature of light; but it can be explained by physical optics. Optical elements that operate on the principles of diffraction to control the wavefront - specifically, its phase and amplitude - are referred to as diffractive optical elements (DOEs).

Diffractive optical element is a generic term that includes various optical elements such as: Fresnel lens, Fresnel zone plates, holographic optical elements, elements based on binary optics, diffraction gratings, as well as other diffractive optical elements, namely, surface-relief diffractive lenses, collimators, filters, holographic optical elements (HOE) and computer-generated holograms.

The Report Includes:

  • Information on production capabilities towards efficient mass production and new products for current applications
  • Review of the complex issues relevant to diffractive optics and global market analysis of diffractive optical elements market by type and by application
  • Analysis of the market size and growth rate of diffractive optical elements by segment/application for the upcoming next five years
  • A look at the outcome of relevant patents in the last 20 years according to region and by assignee

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction: What is Diffractive Optics?
  2. Diffraction-Based Devices: Binary Optics vs. Diffractive Optics
  3. Advantages of Diffractive Optical Elements (DOEs)
  4. Study Goals and Objectives
  5. Types of Diffractive Optical Elements (DOEs)
  6. Specific Applications of DOEs
  7. Medical
  8. Industrial
  9. Military
  10. Optics and Lasers
  11. Consumers
  12. Patents Granted in the Last 20 Years
  13. Major Players in the Field of DOEs
  14. Market Forecast
  15. Analyst's Credentials

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