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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1983
  • pp: 3500–3502

Hook method: improvement and simplification of the experimental setup

P. van de Weijer and R. M. M. Cremers  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 22, pp. 3500-3502 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.003500


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Abstract

The conventional experimental setup used to measure anomalous dispersion by the hook method has been modified by replacing the spectrograph by a single grating in combination with a camera. The grating is used for diffraction angles close to π/2 rad, and the focal distance for projection of the hook spectrum is 4 m. The high dispersion thus obtained (typically 200 mm/nm) considerably facilitates the use of the hook method for diagnostic purposes. Further, it is demonstrated that, for such large diffraction angles, a focusing element after diffraction at the grating can be avoided without losing too much sharpness in the hook spectrum.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 19, 1983
Published: November 15, 1983

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P. van de Weijer and R. M. M. Cremers, "Hook method: improvement and simplification of the experimental setup," Appl. Opt. 22, 3500-3502 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-22-3500


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