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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2001
  • pp: 6153–6156

Efficient generation of large diffraction gratings with a grating interferometer

Ian N. Ross, Chris J. Hooker, and Peter Dombi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 34, pp. 6153-6156 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.006153


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Abstract

The advantages of a grating interferometer for the generation of large diffraction gratings are demonstrated. In a one- and a two-stage process, high-quality gratings of 120 and 200 mm, respectively, were made with optics no larger than 50 mm together with an argon-ion laser with no line narrowing or beam stabilization and a rotating diffuser for improved beam uniformity.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings

History
Original Manuscript: March 5, 2001
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2001
Published: December 1, 2001

Citation
Ian N. Ross, Chris J. Hooker, and Peter Dombi, "Efficient generation of large diffraction gratings with a grating interferometer," Appl. Opt. 40, 6153-6156 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-34-6153

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