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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2418–2424

Schwarzschild spectrometer

M. Dolores Mouriz, Elena López Lago, Xesús Prieto-Blanco, Héctor González-Núñez, and Raúl de la Fuente  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 16, pp. 2418-2424 (2011)

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This is a proposal and description of a new spectrometer based on the Schwarzschild optical system. The proposed design contains two Schwarzschild optical systems. Light diverging from the spectrometer entrance slit is collimated by the first one; the collimated light beam hits a planar diffraction grating and the light dispersed from the grating is focused by the second system, which is concentric with the first. A very simple procedure obtains designs that are anastigmatic for the center of the slit and for a particular wavelength. A specific example shows the performance of this type of spectrometer.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: December 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2011
Published: May 25, 2011

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M. Dolores Mouriz, Elena López Lago, Xesús Prieto-Blanco, Héctor González-Núñez, and Raúl de la Fuente, "Schwarzschild spectrometer," Appl. Opt. 50, 2418-2424 (2011)

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