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Dynamic interferometer alignment and its utility in UV Fourier transform spectrometer systems
Author(s): Rick K. Dorval; James R. Engel; Geert J. Wijntjes
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Paper Abstract

Dynamic alignment has been demonstrated as a practical approach to alignment maintenance for systems in the infrared region of the spectrum. On the basis of work done by OPTRA, this technique was introduced in commercial Fourier transform spectrometer systems in 1982 and in various forms is now available from a number of manufacturers. This paper reports on work by OPTRA to extend the basic technique to systems operating in the ultraviolet. In addition, this paper reports the preliminary results of the development of an alignment system using a laser diode in place of a gas laser normally found in dynamic alignment systems. A unique optical system and spatial heterodyne technique allows for achievement of a metrology system with characteristics that fully satisfy the requirements of an ultraviolet spectrometer system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1993
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1764, Ultraviolet Technology IV, (22 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140859
Show Author Affiliations
Rick K. Dorval, OPTRA, Inc. (United States)
James R. Engel, OPTRA, Inc. (United States)
Geert J. Wijntjes, OPTRA, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1764:
Ultraviolet Technology IV
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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