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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1946
  • pp: 47–51

Two Bilateral Spectrograph Slits

HERMANN ROEMER and ROBERT A. OETJEN  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 36, Issue 1, pp. 47-51 (1946)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.36.000047


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Abstract

Details of two bilateral slits designed for use in an infra-red spectrograph are described. The widths of the slit openings may be continuously varied from 0 to 4 millimeters in one case and from 0 to 12 millimeters in the second case. The designs permit reproducible fine control of these widths.

Correct formulae for curvature of prism and grating images are given without derivation.

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HERMANN ROEMER and ROBERT A. OETJEN, "Two Bilateral Spectrograph Slits," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 36, 47-51 (1946)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-36-1-47


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