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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2001
  • pp: 3244–3255

Technique for Narrow-Band Imaging in the Far Ultraviolet Based on Aberration-Corrected Holographic Gratings

Erik Wilkinson, Rémy Indebetouw, and Matthew Beasley  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 19, pp. 3244-3255 (2001)

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We have developed a new family of imaging spectrometer designs that combine the imaging power of two-element telescopes with the aberration control of first-generation holographic gratings. The resulting optical designs provide high spatial resolution over modest fields of view at selectable wavelengths. These all-reflective designs are particularly suited for narrow-band imaging below 1050 Å, the wavelength below which there are no transmitting materials in the UV. We have developed designs to efficiently map the spatial distribution of UV-emitting material. This mapping capability is absent in current and future astronomical instruments but is crucial to the understanding of the nature of a variety of astrophysical phenomena. Although our examples focus on UV wavelengths, the design concept is applicable to any wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(300.6540) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultraviolet

Erik Wilkinson, Rémy Indebetouw, and Matthew Beasley, "Technique for Narrow-Band Imaging in the Far Ultraviolet Based on Aberration-Corrected Holographic Gratings," Appl. Opt. 40, 3244-3255 (2001)

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