Raman, Swati and Bisht, Nandan S. and Yadav, B. K. and Mehrotra, R. and Husain, M. and Kandpal, H. C. (2008) Experimental observation of the effect of astigmatic aperture lens on the spectral switches of polychromatic Gaussian beam. Journal of Modern Optics , 55 (10). pp. 1629-1638. ISSN 1362-3044

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Experimental results of a study, conducted to investigate the effect of an astigmatic aperture lens on the spectral switches observed with spatially coherent polychromatic light, are reported. It is found that the spectrum at the observation plane exhibits anomalous behavior after passing through the astigmatic aperture lens. It is shown that at a particular position of the aperture, the spectrum splits into two halves, while at other positions the spectrum either shifts towards lower frequencies (red shift) or shifts towards higher frequencies (blue shift). These spectral changes take place in the vicinity of the dark region of the diffraction pattern. Experimental observations show that the behavior of the spectral switch is affected by the astigmatism of the lens. It is found that the spectral minimum value and the transition height of the spectral switch change as the astigmatism of the lens changes. Moreover, the critical position of the aperture where spectral switch occurs also changes with the astigmatism of the lens. The results are consistent with the theoretical predictions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/S Taylor & Francis.
Subjects: Optics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2014 10:54
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 10:54
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1021

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