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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1989
  • pp: 1657–1660

Multipass prism monochromator for coherent Raman spectroscopy

Thomas L. Gaussiran, II, Roger H. Taylor, James L. Higdon, and J. W. Keto  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 9, pp. 1657-1660 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.28.001657


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Abstract

A multipass, Brewster prism monochromator that is an effective laser beam separator is described. Fourteen passes through the prism of the monochromator produce a resolution of 4 cm−1 with a throughput of 63%. Larger throughputs are obtained for fewer passes and a poorer resolution. The device is tunable and has an extinction coefficient of 2 × 10−8 at a detuning of 200 cm−1. It promises to be an important tool for coherent Raman spectroscopy.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 1988
Published: May 1, 1989

Citation
Thomas L. Gaussiran, Roger H. Taylor, James L. Higdon, and J. W. Keto, "Multipass prism monochromator for coherent Raman spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 28, 1657-1660 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-28-9-1657

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