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Optical enhancement of a Fabry-Perot interferometer for low-luminance measurements
Author(s): Hemant H. Dave; John E. Allen; Jessy H. Dave; Federico A. Herrero
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Paper Abstract

A high-quality, large numerical aperture Fresnel zone device is being developed to enhance the performance of a Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) system. As predicted by the theory, the contributions from the successive interference fringes transmitted by this multiple Fresnel aperture increase the throughput of the FPI system many fold. This versatile optical element can also function as a lens, an aperture, and a filter resulting in a very compact system. For a given FPI resolution, a dramatic increase in the throughput and significant reduction in the instrument size attained by this experimental approach offers broad possibilities for major scientific advances for faint radiation measurements in several areas including astronomy, remote sensing of the atmosphere, x-ray microscopy, plasma research, and neutron imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2266, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187553
Show Author Affiliations
Hemant H. Dave, Applied Research Corp. (United States)
John E. Allen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jessy H. Dave, Applied Research Corp. (United States)
Federico A. Herrero, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (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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