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  • Vol. 49, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 6840–6844

Simple dispersion law for arbitrary sequences of dispersive optics

Vikrant Chauhan, Jacob Cohen, and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 36, pp. 6840-6844 (2010)

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We give a simple general formula for the total angular dispersion due to multiple arbitrary dispersive elements in a series. It is simply the sum of the individual elements’ angular dispersions but with each divided by the total spatial magnification afterward (or, equivalently, multiplied by the total angular magnification afterward).

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OCIS Codes
(080.2730) Geometric optics : Matrix methods in paraxial optics
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(080.2468) Geometric optics : First-order optics

Original Manuscript: August 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2010
Published: December 13, 2010

Vikrant Chauhan, Jacob Cohen, and Rick Trebino, "Simple dispersion law for arbitrary sequences of dispersive optics," Appl. Opt. 49, 6840-6844 (2010)

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