A spectrograph concept designed for both high wavelength and high spatial resolution (in one dimension) is briefly described. This design is referred to as a single-element imaging spectrograph (SEIS). It is a one-bounce diffractive system that combines the spectral properties of a Rowland mount spectrograph with the imaging (spatial resolution) properties of a Wadsworth mount spectrograph through the use of a toroidal diffraction grating. No primary optics are necessary, making the system especially attractive for use in the extreme and far ultraviolet, where low reflectivity of common optical coatings can severely limit instrument sensitivity.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 1, 1993
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 1993
Published: April 1, 1994
Daniel M. Cotton, Timothy Cook, and Supriya Chakrabarti, "Single-element imaging spectrograph," Appl. Opt. 33, 1958-1962 (1994)