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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2979–2981

Cross-axis cascading of spectral dispersion

Giuliano Scarcelli, Pilhan Kim, and Seok Hyun Yun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 2979-2981 (2008)

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We demonstrate a method of cascading multiple diffractive elements for improving the purity of spectral dispersion. The cross-axis cascade was implemented in a two-stage grating spectrograph, resulting in a hundredfold reduction of stray light and a high dynamic range up to 75 dB . The technique can be used for parallel spectral measurements and processing.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: August 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2008
Published: December 11, 2008

Giuliano Scarcelli, Pilhan Kim, and Seok Hyun Yun, "Cross-axis cascading of spectral dispersion," Opt. Lett. 33, 2979-2981 (2008)

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