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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2011
  • pp: 564–566

Holographic Fabry–Perot spectrometer

Ó. Martínez-Matos, José A. Rodrigo, P. Vaveliuk, and M. L. Calvo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 4, pp. 564-566 (2011)

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We propose a spectrum analyzer based on the properties of a hologram recorded with the field transmitted by a Fabry–Perot etalon. The spectral response of this holographic Fabry–Perot spectrometer (HFPS) is analytically investigated in the paraxial approximation and compared with a conventional Fabry–Perot etalon of similar characteristics. We demonstrate that the resolving power is twice increased and the free spectral range (FSR) is reduced to one-half. The proposed spectrometer could improve the operational performance of the etalon because it can exhibit high efficiency and it would be insensible to environmental conditions such as temperature and vibrations. Our analysis also extends to another variant of the HFPS based on holographic multiplexing of the transmitted field of a Fabry–Perot etalon. This device increases the FSR, keeping the same HFPS performance.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2011
Published: February 15, 2011

Ó. Martínez-Matos, José A. Rodrigo, P. Vaveliuk, and M. L. Calvo, "Holographic Fabry–Perot spectrometer," Opt. Lett. 36, 564-566 (2011)

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