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University of Michigan ground-based Circle-to-Line Fabry-Perot Interferometer and its applications in mesosphere and lower thermosphere dynamics studies
Author(s): Jinxue Wang; Jian Wu; Paul B. Hays
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Paper Abstract

An advanced Fabry-Perot interferometer with an innovative focal plane detection technique called the circle-to-line interferometer optical (CLIO) system and high quantum efficiency CCD has been developed and field tested. During the field test at Ann Arbor, Michigan, 9 interference orders were collected simultaneously for the OH(7,3) P1(3). A signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 10 - 100 was achieved with 1-minute integration. Compared with conventional FPI, the CLIO-FPI is more sensitive and capable of collecting airglow data at much higher temporal resolution. The first operational CLIO-FPI is deployed at the Polar Cap Observatory (PCO) at Resolute, Northwest Territories, Canada (74 degree(s)54' N, 94 degree(s)54' W), in 1994. This new instrument is expected to enhance our ability to study the Earth's mesosphere and lower thermosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2266, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187549
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Jinxue Wang, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Jian Wu, Stanford Research Systems (United States)
Paul B. Hays, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2266:
Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research
Jinxue Wang; Paul B. Hays, Editor(s)

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