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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2003
  • pp: 4152–4155

Generalized grating equation for virtually-imaged phased-array spectral dispersers

Albert Vega, Andrew M. Weiner, and Christopher Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 20, pp. 4152-4155 (2003)

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The virtually-imaged phased array (VIPA) is a side-entrance etalon with potential application as a high-resolution spectral disperser for wavelength division multiplexing. Here we present an approximate analytical spectral dispersion law for the VIPA, which we confirm experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

Original Manuscript: November 20, 2002
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2003
Published: July 10, 2003

Albert Vega, Andrew M. Weiner, and Christopher Lin, "Generalized grating equation for virtually-imaged phased-array spectral dispersers," Appl. Opt. 42, 4152-4155 (2003)

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