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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12756–12769

The Offner imaging spectrometer in quadrature

Xesús Prieto-Blanco, Carlos Montero-Orille, Héctor González-Nuñez, María Dolores Mouriz, Elena López Lago, and Raúl de la Fuente  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12756-12769 (2010)

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This is a proposal and description of a new configuration for an Offner imaging spectrometer based on the theory of aberrations of off-plane classical-ruled spherical diffraction gratings. This new spectrometer comprises a concave mirror used in double reflection and a convex reflection grating operating in quadrature, in a concentric layout. A very simple procedure obtains designs that are anastigmatic for a given point on the entrance slit and a given wavelength. Specific examples show that the performance of this type of system improves the performance of analogous conventional in-plane systems, when compactness and/or high spectral resolution is of fundamental importance.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: April 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2010
Published: May 28, 2010

Xesús Prieto-Blanco, Carlos Montero-Orille, Héctor González-Nuñez, María Dolores Mouriz, Elena López Lago, and Raúl de la Fuente, "The Offner imaging spectrometer in quadrature," Opt. Express 18, 12756-12769 (2010)

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