OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Jul. 1, 1962
  • pp: 421–430

Diffraction Anomalies in Grating Spectrophotometers

James E. Stewart and William S. Gallaway  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 421-430 (1962)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.1.000421


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1422 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The Wood anomalies are dark or bright bands in the spectrum produced by a diffraction grating. They occur at observed wavelengths for which light of the same wavelength is diffracted in another order so as to graze the surface of the grating. The equations describing the position of the anomalies are discussed for a variety of grating arrangements. Some experimental observations of Wood anomalies are described, including a new finding concerning the reluctance of two anomalies to coincide. Finally, a discussion is given of spectrophotometric errors introduced by Wood anomalies.

© 1962 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 5, 1961
Published: July 1, 1962

Citation
James E. Stewart and William S. Gallaway, "Diffraction Anomalies in Grating Spectrophotometers," Appl. Opt. 1, 421-430 (1962)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-1-4-421


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. R. W. Wood, Phil. Mag. 4, 396 (1902).
  2. R. W. Wood, Phil. Mag. 23, 310 (1912).
  3. R. W. Wood, Phys. Rev. 48, 928 (1935). [CrossRef]
  4. C. H. Palmer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 42, 269 (1952). [CrossRef]
  5. C. H. Palmer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 46, 50 (1956); ibid. 51, 1438 (1961). [CrossRef]
  6. Rayleigh, Proc. Roy Soc. (London) A79, 399 (1907); Phil. Mag. 14, 60 (1907).
  7. W. Voigt, Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen K1, 545 (1910);Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen71 (1911).
  8. U. Fano, Ann. Physik. 32, 393 (1938); Phys. Rev. 50, 573 (1936); ibid. 51, 288 (1937); J. Opt. Soc. Am. 31, 213 (1941). [CrossRef]
  9. K. Artmann, Z. Physik 119, 529 (1942). [CrossRef]
  10. V. Twersky, J. Appl. Phys. 23, 407, 1099 (1952); J. Opt. Soc. Am. 42, 855 (1952); ibid. 50, 1134 (1960); ibid. 52, 145 (1962); J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 22, 539 (1950); ibid. 24, 42 (1962); IRE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation AP-4, 330 (1956); ibid. AP-7, S307 (1959); J. Research. Natl. Bur. Standards 64D, 715 (1960); Sylvania Electronic Defense Labs, “Notes on Scattering by Gratings,” Report EDL-M105 (1957); “On Scattering of Waves by the Infinite Grating of Circular Cylinders,” Report EDL-E28 (1958); “Multiple Scattering of Waves and Optical Phenomena,” Report EDL-L20 (1961). [CrossRef]
  11. J. R. Wait, Appl. Sci. Research B4, 393 (1955). [CrossRef]
  12. S. N. Karp, J. Radlow, IRE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation AP-4, 654 (1956); S. N. Karp, New York University, Inst. of Mathematical Sciences, Division of Electromagnetic Research, “Diffraction by an Infinite Grating of Arbitrary Cylinders,” Research Report No. EM-85 (1955). [CrossRef]
  13. B. A. Lippmann, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 43, 408 (1953); B. A. Lippmann, A. Oppenheim, “Towards a Theory of Wood’s Anomalies,” Contract No. OSR-TR-54-25 (June30, 1954). [CrossRef]
  14. W. C. Meecham, J. Appl. Phys. 27, 361 (1956). Wood anomalies have been observed with 3.2-cm microwaves by W. C. Meecham, C. W. Peters, J. Appl. Phys. 28, 216 (1957). [CrossRef]
  15. R. F. Millar, Can. J. Phys. 38, 272 (1960); ibid. 39, 81, 104 (1961). [CrossRef]
  16. A. S. Makas, W. S. Shurclift, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 45, 998 (1955). [CrossRef]
  17. J. Strong, Phys. Rev. 46, 326 (1943); ibid. 48, 480 (1935); ibid. 49, 291 (1936).
  18. R. J. Meltzer, J. D. Keller, Symposium on Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy,Ohio State University, June12–16, 1961.
  19. S. Broderson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 43, 1216 (1953). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited