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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1990
  • pp: 1451–1454

Second-order imaging properties of circular field spectrographs

Christopher Palmer  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 1451-1454 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.001451


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Abstract

The second-order focusing properties of a grating spectrograph with fixed entrance slit and a circular image field are investigated analytically. It is shown that the Rowland mount is the only circular field spectrograph mount which allows perfect tangential focusing (to second order) over a predetermined wavelength range, while two classes of mounts exist, one of which is nontrivial, for which-astigmatism is corrected exactly on a circular arc.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 1989
Published: April 1, 1990

Citation
Christopher Palmer, "Second-order imaging properties of circular field spectrographs," Appl. Opt. 29, 1451-1454 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-10-1451

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