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Design and measured performance of the ISO Short Wavelength Spectrometer
Author(s): Douwe A. Beintema; Mattheus WM de Graauw; Willem Luinge; Edwin A. Valentijn; Jan J. Wijnbergen; Klaas J. Wildeman; Lothar Barl; Helmut Feuchtgruber; Leo N. K. Haser; Reinhard O. Katterloher; F. Melzner; Jakob E. Stoecker
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Paper Abstract

The Short Wavelength Spectrometer is one of the four instruments for the Infrared Space Observatory. The instrument operates at about 3 K. Employing diffraction gratings, if offers a resolving power between 1000 and 2000 in the wavelength range 2.45 to 45 micrometers . An additional Fabry-Perot interferometer offers resolutions between 25,000 and 30,000 in the range 12 to 45 micrometers . The instrument employs arrays of discrete detectors: InSb photo- diodes and Si:Ga, Si:Sb and Ge:Be photo-conductors. In the course of 1992, the flight unit was tested and characterized, with interruptions for minor modifications. The paper discusses the SWS design and its performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1946, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation, (20 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158682
Show Author Affiliations
Douwe A. Beintema, SRON Lab. for Space Research (Netherlands)
Mattheus WM de Graauw, SRON Lab. for Space Research (Netherlands)
Willem Luinge, SRON Lab. for Space Research (Netherlands)
Edwin A. Valentijn, SRON Lab. for Space Research (Netherlands)
Jan J. Wijnbergen, SRON Lab. for Space Research (Netherlands)
Klaas J. Wildeman, SRON Lab. for Space Research (Netherlands)
Lothar Barl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Helmut Feuchtgruber, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Leo N. K. Haser, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Reinhard O. Katterloher, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
F. Melzner, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Jakob E. Stoecker, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1946:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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