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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2011
  • pp: 6487–6494

Design of Dyson imaging spectrometers based on the Rowland circle concept

Carlos Montero-Orille, Xesús Prieto-Blanco, Héctor González-Núñez, and Raúl de la Fuente  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 35, pp. 6487-6494 (2011)

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We aim to show that Dyson imaging spectrometers can be easily designed by applying the concept of the Rowland circle to refracting surfaces. This allows us to conceive an analytical procedure that is based on the removal of astigmatism at two wavelengths. Following this procedure, high-optical-quality spectrometers can be designed even for high speeds. Root-mean-square spot radii less than 2.5 μm are obtained for speeds as high as f / 1.5 , slit lengths of 15 mm , and wavelength ranges of 0.4 1.7 μm . Design examples are presented for classical Dyson spectrometers in which the detector is glued to the glass plane surface and for spectrometers with an air gap between this surface and the image plane.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: June 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 2011
Published: December 2, 2011

Carlos Montero-Orille, Xesús Prieto-Blanco, Héctor González-Núñez, and Raúl de la Fuente, "Design of Dyson imaging spectrometers based on the Rowland circle concept," Appl. Opt. 50, 6487-6494 (2011)

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