Abstract

A new plane grating monochromator is described which uses off-axis parabolas. The optical arrangement is such that extremely sharp spectral line images of constant curvature are realized at mirror angles large enough to prohibit the possibility of multiple dispersion.

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1969 (1)

1968 (1)

1967 (2)

1963 (1)

W. T. Welford, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 53, 766 (1963).

1952 (3)

W. G. Fastie, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 42, 647 (1952).
[Crossref]

C. S. Rupert, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 42, 779 (1952).
[Crossref]

W. G. Fastie, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 42, 641 (1952).
[Crossref]

1930 (1)

M. Czerny, A. F. Turner, Z. Phys. 61, 792 (1930).
[Crossref]

Cary, H. H.

H. H. Cary, Cary Instruments, Monrovia, Calif., private communication.

Czerny, M.

M. Czerny, A. F. Turner, Z. Phys. 61, 792 (1930).
[Crossref]

Fastie, W. G.

W. G. Fastie, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 42, 647 (1952).
[Crossref]

W. G. Fastie, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 42, 641 (1952).
[Crossref]

Hill, R. A.

Martin, L. C.

L. C. Martin, Technical Optics (Pitman and Sons, London, 1953), Vol. 1.

Penchina, C. M.

Pribram, J. K.

Rupert, C. S.

C. S. Rupert, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 42, 779 (1952).
[Crossref]

Tabisz, S. C.

Turner, A. F.

M. Czerny, A. F. Turner, Z. Phys. 61, 792 (1930).
[Crossref]

Watanabe, A.

Welford, W. T.

W. T. Welford, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 53, 766 (1963).

W. T. Welford, Geometrical Optics (North-Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1962), Vol. 1.

Whittaker, E. T.

E. T. Whittaker, The Theory of Optical Instruments (Hainer Publishing Co., New York, 1915).

Appl. Opt. (4)

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. (4)

W. T. Welford, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 53, 766 (1963).

W. G. Fastie, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 42, 647 (1952).
[Crossref]

C. S. Rupert, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 42, 779 (1952).
[Crossref]

W. G. Fastie, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 42, 641 (1952).
[Crossref]

Z. Phys. (1)

M. Czerny, A. F. Turner, Z. Phys. 61, 792 (1930).
[Crossref]

Other (4)

E. T. Whittaker, The Theory of Optical Instruments (Hainer Publishing Co., New York, 1915).

W. T. Welford, Geometrical Optics (North-Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1962), Vol. 1.

L. C. Martin, Technical Optics (Pitman and Sons, London, 1953), Vol. 1.

H. H. Cary, Cary Instruments, Monrovia, Calif., private communication.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of mirror-grating geometry of system prohibiting the possibility of double or multiple dispersion for all grating orientations.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Graph of required total off-axis mirror angle, as a function of system F number, to prohibit any possible double or multiple dispersion.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Z collimator and telescope mirror configuration. (b) U collimator and telescope mirror configuration.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Optical diagrams illustrating two possible arrangements of the new monochromator. The small diagonal mirrors are flats whose purpose is merely to separate the slits physically so that the slit system is compatible with practical mechanical engineering considerations.

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