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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 24 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3310–3319

Talbot experiment re-examined: study of the chromatic regime and application to spectrometry

Nicolas Guérineau, Emmanuel Di Mambro, Jérôme Primot, and Frédéric Alves  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 24, pp. 3310-3319 (2003)

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The original Talbot experiment in white light has been reconstituted, using an amplitude grating made of thin slits and a colour CCD camera and a model has been developed to describe the field diffracted by the grating illuminated in polychromatic light with a known spectral density. Above the historical interest of this study, the possibility of applying this effect to make spectral measurements is explored and a new concept of Talbot spectrometer is proposed.

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OCIS Codes
(110.6760) Imaging systems : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2003
Published: December 1, 2003

Nicolas Guérineau, Emmanuel Di Mambro, Jérôme Primot, and Frédéric Alves, "Talbot experiment re-examined: study of the chromatic regime and application to spectrometry," Opt. Express 11, 3310-3319 (2003)

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