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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1997
  • pp: 3444–3451

Stationary anastigmatic mounts of concave gratings

Evgenii G. Churin, Polina Bayvel, Alexander Stavdas, John E. Midwinter, and Alan M. Hill  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 3444-3451 (1997)

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The general equations for parameters of concave grating mounts that provide stationary and superstationary astigmatism at the wavelength of correction are derived for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. These can be used to design grating multi/demultiplexers for wavelength-division multiplexed optical communication systems and high-resolution, narrow-band spectrographs. Important special cases of stationary anastigmatic mounts and their performance are presented.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 8, 1996
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 1996
Published: May 20, 1997

Evgenii G. Churin, Polina Bayvel, Alexander Stavdas, John E. Midwinter, and Alan M. Hill, "Stationary anastigmatic mounts of concave gratings," Appl. Opt. 36, 3444-3451 (1997)

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