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).
© 2010 Optical Society of America
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)