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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1998
  • pp: 616–621

Stacked-grid collimators described with dimensionless parameters

Robert L. Lucke and Stefan E. Thonnard  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 616-621 (1998)

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The properties of a one-dimensional stacked-grid collimator can be specified by two dimensionless parameters. This is useful because a two-dimensional collimator can usually be described as two one-dimensional collimators. Plots are given that show normal-incidence transmission and FWHM angular response in terms of these parameters. Transmission is calculated with Fourier optics instead of the Fresnel–Kirchhoff integral.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(120.1680) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Collimation

Original Manuscript: July 21, 1997
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 1997
Published: February 1, 1998

Robert L. Lucke and Stefan E. Thonnard, "Stacked-grid collimators described with dimensionless parameters," Appl. Opt. 37, 616-621 (1998)

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