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Acousto-optic tunable filter field spectrometer for validation of airborne and spaceborne imaging spectrometers
Author(s): David M. Rider
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Paper Abstract

A new concept for a field portable spectrometer designed to meet the needs of the remote sensing community is presented. This instrument uses acoustooptic tunable filters (AOTFs) as wavelength sorters, allowing the design of a rugged, compact, light-weight tool that provides broad spectral coverage, great versatility, and ease of utilization. The spectrometer provides continuous spectral coverage from 0.4 to 2.5 microns with two channels defined by detector technology, while a visible channel covering the 0.4 to 1.0 micron spectral range uses silicon PV photodiodes. The short-wavelength IR channel covers the 0.9 to 2.5 micron special range with thermoelectrically cooled lead sulfide PC detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1298, Imaging Spectroscopy of the Terrestrial Environment, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21344
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David M. Rider, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1298:
Imaging Spectroscopy of the Terrestrial Environment
Gregg Vane, Editor(s)

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