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Imaging spectroscopy with digital micromirrors
Author(s): Kevin J. Kearney; Mark A. Corio; Zoran Ninkov
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Paper Abstract

The availability of optical MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) is promising to revolutionize optical instrument design. We are developing a multiobject imaging spectrometer based on a commercially available optical MEMS--the Texas Instrument's Digital Micromirror Device (DMD)TM. The micromirror array is laced at an image plane of an optical system, and is used as a spatial light modulator to redirect portions of the image into the spectrograph. The programmability of the micromirror array allows the creation of arbitrary `slit' patterns as input to the spectrograph. In addition, by controlling the dwell time of each micromirror individually, it is possible to adaptively extend the dynamic range of the spectral imaging system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3965, Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications, (15 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385435
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Kevin J. Kearney, Rochester Institute of Technology and Pixel Physics Inc. (United States)
Mark A. Corio, Rochester Microsystems Inc. (United States)
Zoran Ninkov, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3965:
Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications
Morley M. Blouke; Nitin Sampat; Thomas Yeh; Nitin Sampat; George M. Williams; Thomas Yeh, Editor(s)

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