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  • Vol. 48, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1958
  • pp: 704–708

Theory of the Echelette Grating. II*

JOHN H. ROHRBAUGH and ROBERT D. HATCHER  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 48, Issue 10, pp. 704-708 (1958)

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Simplified formulas for the intensity distribution among the orders of an echelette grating are derived from the Green’s function method, and compared with previous expressions. The application to special types of mounts and the possibility of using gratings as filters is discussed.

JOHN H. ROHRBAUGH and ROBERT D. HATCHER, "Theory of the Echelette Grating. II*," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 704-708 (1958)

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  1. R. D. Hatcher and J. H. Rohrbaugh, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 46, 104 (1956), hereafter referred to as I; 48, 704 (1958), hereafter referred to as II; Rohrbaugh, Pine, Zoellner, and Hatcher, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 710 (1958), hereafter referred to as III.
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  7. A similar change should be made in Eq. (9) of I which should read [equation] We thank Dr. Masao Seya for correspondence on this point. This equation arises from Eq. (5) above by considering the scalar product (b8n0) to be absent which can be done by having (Ψr08) equal 0 over the surface of the grating in Eq. (2). (It must also be remarked that Fig. 3 of I was not the intended figure, the meaning being sufficiently clear in our judgment to make it unnecessary to replace the figure here.)
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