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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 509–514

Flat field concave holographic grating with broad spectral region and moderately high resolution

Jian Fen Wu, Yong Yan Chen, and Tai Sheng Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 4, pp. 509-514 (2012)

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In order to deal with the conflicts between broad spectral region and high resolution in compact spectrometers based on a flat field concave holographic grating and line array CCD, we present a simple and practical method to design a flat field concave holographic grating that is capable of imaging a broad spectral region at a moderately high resolution. First, we discuss the principle of realizing a broad spectral region and moderately high resolution. Second, we provide the practical method to realize our ideas, in which Namioka grating theory, a genetic algorithm, and ZEMAX are used to reach this purpose. Finally, a near-normal-incidence example modeled in ZEMAX is shown to verify our ideas. The results show that our work probably has a general applicability in compact spectrometers with a broad spectral region and moderately high resolution.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2011
Published: January 27, 2012

Jian Fen Wu, Yong Yan Chen, and Tai Sheng Wang, "Flat field concave holographic grating with broad spectral region and moderately high resolution," Appl. Opt. 51, 509-514 (2012)

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