This topical meeting series on diffractive optics was established in 1995 in Prague. The series continued on a biennial basis with meetings held in Savonlinna (1997), Jena (1999), Budapest (2001), Oxford (2003), Warsaw (2005), Barcelona (2007), Koli (2010), and Delft (2012). In 2014 and 2016 the Diffractive Optics meeting was arranged as a part of the annual meeting of the European Optical Society (EOS). Now the meeting is again independent and arranged in Joensuu with long academic and industrial traditions on diffractive optics.
The scope of the meeting covers all fundamental and applied aspects of diffractive optics and related fields. It brings together leading experts on diffractive optics from several countries and is the main event on the field. The meeting is organized by EOS in collaboration with the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Institute of Photonics, and Photonics Finland.
Elina Koistinen (EOS Executive Director), koistinen(at)myeos.org
Prof. Tero Setälä (chair of the organizing committee), tero.setala(at)uef.fi
Prof. Jari Turunen (chair of the program committee), jari.turunen(at)uef.fi
Prof. Jyrki Saarinen (Institute of Photonics), Jyrki.saarinen(at)uef.fi
Juha Purmonen (Photonics Finland Executive Director), juha.purmonen(at)photonics.fi