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Evaluation of volume phase holographic gratings at cryogenic temperatures
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Paper Abstract

Collaboration between Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University has resulted in the construction of volume phase holographic (VPH) transmission gratings that were subsequently tested in a cryogenic environment. VPH gratings were built on two popular optical glasses and subjected to temperatures near 100 Kelvin. Test conditions, observations and results are reported. Design considerations for optimizing VPH grating performance in cold environment is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7018, Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation, 70182Q (23 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790054
Show Author Affiliations
James A. Arns, Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Stephen A. Smee, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Robert H. Barkhouser, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Mark Benson, Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7018:
Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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