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Diffraction Grating

Join our experts for a discussion about choosing the best diffraction grating for your application.

Master Optical Gratings and Find the Best Grating for Your System!

We invite you to join this 45-minute webinar presented by Chris Palmer, Senior Director & General Manager of Optical Components Business at MKS Instruments, and Kathrin Callaghan, Product Line Manager at Edmund Optics®.

At the end of this webinar, participants will have a strong understanding of:

  • The basic principles of diffraction gratings
  • The different types of gratings and their advantages/disadvantages
  • Which gratings are ideal for different applications
Chris Palmer Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer is the Senior Director & General Manager of Optical Components Business at MKS Instruments. An expert in diffraction grating technology, he has 35+ years of experience with Richardson Gratings, which is now part of MKS Instruments. Chris holds a BS in Physics from St John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, USA and a MA and PhD in Physics from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA, USA.

Kathrin Callaghan Kathrin Callaghan

Kathrin Callaghan is the Product Line Manager for polarization optics, gratings, Fresnel lenses, and liquid lenses at Edmund Optics® UK. She has eight years of postdoctoral and professional experience in life sciences and optical technologies, particularly microscopy and spectroscopy. Kathrin holds a BSc in Biochemical Sciences from the University of Salford, UK and a Ph.D. in Drug Design and Biophysics from the University of Salford, UK.




Technical Resources

Application Notes

Technical information and application examples including theoretical explanations, equations, graphical illustrations, and much more.

All About Diffraction Gratings


Answers to some commonly asked questions.

What is the difference between reflective and transmission gratings? 

What is the difference between holographic and ruled diffraction gratings? 

What is the blaze angle and blaze wavelength of a grating and how are they related? 

What is the grating equation? 

How do I handle and clean my gratings? 

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