ii " A scientist must be absolutely like a child. If he sees a thing, he must say that he sees it, whether it was what he thought he was going to see or not. See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. " – Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I thank my… (More)
The virtually-imaged phased array (VIPA) is a side-entrance etalon with potential application as a high-resolution spectral disperser for wavelength division multiplexing. Here we present an approximate analytical spectral dispersion law for the VIPA, which we confirm experimentally.