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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 8184–8186

Comment on “Generalized grating equation for virtually imaged phased-array spectral dispersers”

Daniel J. Gauthier  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 34, pp. 8184-8186 (2012)

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I correct an error made by Vega et al. [Appl. Opt. 42, 4152 (2003)], who derived the spectral dispersion properties of a virtually imaged phased-array etalon using a ray-based, multibounce interference analysis. I demonstrate that the corrected dispersion law is in agreement with the results obtained by paraxial wave theory [Xiao et al., IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 420 (2004)].

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OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2012
Published: November 29, 2012

Daniel J. Gauthier, "Comment on “Generalized grating equation for virtually imaged phased-array spectral dispersers”," Appl. Opt. 51, 8184-8186 (2012)

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