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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2001
  • pp: 6062–6071

Theoretical and practical consideration of the construction of a zero-geometric-loss multiple-pass cell based on the use of monolithic multiple-face retroreflectors

Lorenzo Grassi and Rodolfo Guzzi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 33, pp. 6062-6071 (2001)

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The theory of the multiple-pass cell based on the use of retroreflectors is presented. As a result of this study, it is shown that it is possible to construct an enhanced White cell with zero geometric loss. Starting from theoretical considerations of the design of a new monolithic multiple-face retroreflector, a multiple-pass cell is proposed. Ray-tracing simulations indicate that this cell is easy to align and has zero geometric loss over a very long optical path.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1120) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Air pollution monitoring
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

Original Manuscript: November 3, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2001
Published: November 20, 2001

Lorenzo Grassi and Rodolfo Guzzi, "Theoretical and practical consideration of the construction of a zero-geometric-loss multiple-pass cell based on the use of monolithic multiple-face retroreflectors," Appl. Opt. 40, 6062-6071 (2001)

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