The following is an abstract for the selected article. A PDF download of the full text of this article is available here. Members may download full texts at no charge. Non-members may be charged a small fee for certain articles.

Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry with a Retroreflective Array Optical System

Volume 42, Number 3 (April 1988) Page 524-525

Hsieh, You-Zung; Sacks, Richard D.; Morris, Michael D.

A retroreflective array (RRA) is an assembly of identical small corner-cube reflectors. An RRA breaks a beam of light into many sub-beams and redirects each of them back to itself, with only a small displacement. In effect, the RRA approximates a phase conjugator. It has the advantage of being completely passive and useable with incoherent light. Commercial corner-cube arrays are available with element apertures of approximately 0.15 mm, as well as larger sizes.