Abstract

A novel class of geometric optical configurations for diffraction grating spectrographs is introduced. The concentric configurations offer appreciable advantages over traditional arrangements. Excellent image quality at high numerical aperture is demonstrated experimentally.

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1976 (1)

P. Fellgett, The Observatory 96, 162 (1976).

1974 (1)

1971 (1)

1969 (1)

A. Labeyrie, J. Flamand, Opt. Commun. 1, 5 (1969).
[CrossRef]

1967 (1)

P. Bouchareine, P. Jacquinot, J. Phys. 28 C2, 183 (1967).

1963 (1)

1962 (1)

L. Mertz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. advertisement (October1962).

1959 (1)

Bartolini, R. A.

Bouchareine, P.

P. Bouchareine, P. Jacquinot, J. Phys. 28 C2, 183 (1967).

Decker, J. A.

M. Harwit, J. A. Decker, in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, Ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1974), Vol. 12.
[CrossRef]

Dyson, J.

Fellgett, P.

P. Fellgett, The Observatory 96, 162 (1976).

Flamand, J.

A. Labeyrie, J. Flamand, Opt. Commun. 1, 5 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Fraser, R.

Girard, A.

Harwit, M.

M. Harwit, J. A. Decker, in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, Ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1974), Vol. 12.
[CrossRef]

Hunten, D. M.

D. M. Hunten, in Methods of Experimental Physics, N. Carleton, Ed. (Academic, New York, 1974), Vol. 12A.

Jacquinot, P.

P. Bouchareine, P. Jacquinot, J. Phys. 28 C2, 183 (1967).

Labeyrie, A.

A. Labeyrie, J. Flamand, Opt. Commun. 1, 5 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Mertz, L.

L. Mertz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. advertisement (October1962).

L. Mertz, Transformations in Optics (Wiley, New York, 1965).

L. Mertz, in Digest of Technical Papers on Image Analysis and Evaluation (Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers, Washington, D.C., 1976), p. 199.

Robben, F.

Appl. Opt. (3)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. advertisement (1)

L. Mertz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. advertisement (October1962).

J. Phys. (1)

P. Bouchareine, P. Jacquinot, J. Phys. 28 C2, 183 (1967).

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Labeyrie, J. Flamand, Opt. Commun. 1, 5 (1969).
[CrossRef]

The Observatory (1)

P. Fellgett, The Observatory 96, 162 (1976).

Other (4)

D. M. Hunten, in Methods of Experimental Physics, N. Carleton, Ed. (Academic, New York, 1974), Vol. 12A.

L. Mertz, Transformations in Optics (Wiley, New York, 1965).

M. Harwit, J. A. Decker, in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, Ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1974), Vol. 12.
[CrossRef]

L. Mertz, in Digest of Technical Papers on Image Analysis and Evaluation (Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers, Washington, D.C., 1976), p. 199.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Concentric spectrograph configuration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Interferometer to form two coherent point sources for making the holographic diffraction grating.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Highly magnified print of small portion of mercury spectrum. Original emulsion 127–04, original dispersion ≈0.66 (~f/0.7).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Thevenon’s all reflecting version. The lower portion is included only to show the family resemblance to a Schmidt telescope.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Another all reflecting version suitable for ordinary concave gratings. The lower portion is included only to show the family resemblance to a Cassegrain-Schmidt telescope, and the Rowland circle is shown only for reference.

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