Measurements and calculations have been made to investigate the effects due to the change in groove orientation on efficiencies of gratings ruled on a spherical surface. Typical efficiency maps across the surface are given for various angles of incidence and wavelengths in the VUV and UV regions. Computations based on electromagnetic theory show a good agreement with the experimental data over the 150-2500-Å wavelength range. A simple explanation is given to interpret and predict the shape of efficiency maps obtained from both theory and experiments.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 13, 1979
Published: June 15, 1980
M. Neviere and W. R. Hunter, "Analysis of the changes in efficiency across the ruled area of a concave diffraction grating," Appl. Opt. 19, 2059-2065 (1980)