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Volume-phase holographic gratings and their potential for astronomical applications
Author(s): Samuel Charles Barden; James A. Arns; Willis S. Colburn
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Paper Abstract

A diffraction grating technology based upon volume-phase holograms shows promise of enhanced performance for many applications in astronomical spectroscopy over classical surface-relief grating technology. We present a discussion of the underlying physics of a volume-phase grating, give some theoretical performance characteristics, present performance data for a real volume-phase grating, and discuss some potential applications for this grating technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, (9 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316806
Show Author Affiliations
Samuel Charles Barden, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
James A. Arns, Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Willis S. Colburn, Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3355:
Optical Astronomical Instrumentation
Sandro D'Odorico, Editor(s)

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