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Optimization Techniques for Diffraction Spectrometers
Author(s): Elena A. Sokolova
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Book Description

The unique properties of diffraction gratings make the optical design of diffraction spectrometers a complex problem. This Spotlight connects optical design and diffraction grating fabrication to address issues of diffraction efficiency, tolerance analysis, and optimization techniques. It further explores performance testing of gratings and modification of classical spectrometers using modern design and fabrication techniques.

Book Details

Date Published: 27 June 2015
Pages: 62
ISBN: 9781628416732
Volume: SL05

Table of Contents
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1 Introduction

2 Brief History of Diffraction Gratings and their Fabrication

3 Description of a Diffraction Grating by Polynomial Phase Coefficients

4 Association of the Polynomial Phase Coefficients with the Fabrication Parameters
4.1 Surface type diffraction grating
4.2 Elliptical grating 1
4.3 Elliptical grating 2
4.4 Hologram 1 and hologram 2
4.5 Optically recorded hologram
4.6 Binary 1 surface

5 Diffraction Efficiency

6 Immersed Gratings

7 Calculation of Optical System Transmittance Including the Diffraction Grating

8 Diffraction Gratings and Tolerance Analysis

9 Optimization Techniques and Diffraction Grating Performance Testing

10 Modification of Classical Spectrometers Using Modern Design and Fabrication Techniques
10.1 First diffraction instruments
10.2 Monograph 44
10.3 Convex grating spectrometer
10.4 Cross-dispersion spectrometer

11 Conclusion



Ray tracing and optimization programs - developed simultaneously with diffraction grating fabrication technology - were originally focused on lens design. New features, such as mirror systems and diffraction spectrometer designs, were gradually added, but the developers were not always familiar with all of the specific features and limitations of the technology. This Spotlight connects optical design and diffraction grating fabrication, focusing mainly on surface relief reflection gratings for spectroscopy.

Elena Sokolova
June 2015

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