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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 21 — Oct. 18, 2004
  • pp: 5022–5036

Engineering of the passband function of a generalized spectrometer

J.D. McKinney and A.M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 21, pp. 5022-5036 (2004)

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To our knowledge, we demonstrate a new scheme for passband engineering of a grating spectrometer. Through spatial masking of the input beam and translation of the optical components we present shaping, shifting, and scaling of the passband in optical frequency. Specifically, we demonstrate the relationship between the applied spatial masking function and the spectrometer passband may be tuned from an exact Fourier transform to a direct scaling through longitudinal displacement of the spectrometer lens and sampling slit and that this operation is independent of the choice of spectrometer center frequency.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 2004
Published: October 18, 2004

J. McKinney and A. Weiner, "Engineering of the passband function of a generalized spectrometer," Opt. Express 12, 5022-5036 (2004)

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