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.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
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)