Emil Wolf (July 30, 1922 – June 2, 2018) was a Czech born American physicist. He was born in Prague. He made advancements in physical optics, including diffraction, coherence properties of optical fields, spectroscopy of partially coherent radiation, and the theory of direct scattering and inverse scattering. He he co-wrote Principles of Optics of one of the standard textbooks of optics commonly known as "Born and Wolf".
- Born, Max, and Wolf, Emil (1999). Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light (7th ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 986. ISBN 9780521642224.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
- Marcotte, Bob (June 4, 2018). "Emil Wolf, pioneer of optical physics, dies at 95". Rochester University. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
- Articles Published by early OSA Presidents Journal of the Optical Society of America