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Slanted fringe volume phase holographic gratings in astronomical instrumentation
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Paper Abstract

Many existing astronomical spectrographs have been retrofitted with volume phase holographic gratings (VPHGs), since at higher line density they are significantly more efficient than surface relief transmission gratings. Designing the spectrograph around the VPHG offers additional advantages. In this paper we describe slanted fringe VPHG that are considered as cross-disperser / beam expander in high-resolution echelle spectrographs for the Combined Incoherent Focus of the VLT and the E-ELT. We will present simulations of diffraction efficiency of slanted fringe VPHGs that explore the useful parameter space of these devices in terms of efficiency, line density and anamorphic beam expansion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70141R (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788804
Show Author Affiliations
James A. Arns, Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Hans Dekker, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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