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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 966–972

Theory of spectroscopic devices

János Hebling and Zsuzsanna Márton  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 966-972 (2006)

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A fundamental formalism featuring the common working principle of different spectroscopic devices is introduced. General formulas for angular dispersion, free spectral range, and spectral resolution are deduced from both the impulse response function and the spatial transmission function of the device, based on the assumption that these functions can be written up as the product of a finite width, real-aperture function, and a complex periodic function. The method will also be shown to work in specific cases.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers

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Original Manuscript: July 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2005

János Hebling and Zsuzsanna Márton, "Theory of spectroscopic devices," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 966-972 (2006)

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