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THIS: a tuneable heterodyne infrared spectrometer
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Paper Abstract

We present the newly developed transportable setup of the Cologne Tuneable Heterodyne Infrared Spectrometer (THIS) designed for astronomical observations aboard the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). With THIS a competitive tuneable heterodyne spectrometer for the mid-infrared is available that will allow measurements in a wide field of astronomical applications. Frequency tuneability over a wide range provided by the use of semiconductor lasers as local oscillators (LO) allows a variety of molecules in the mid infrared to be observed under very high frequency resolution. With the use of newly developed quantum-cascade lasers (QCL) a sensitivity close to the quantum limit will be in reach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4486, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IX, (8 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455105
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Daniel Wirtz, Univ. Koeln (Germany)
Guido Sonnabend, Univ. Koeln (Germany)
Rudolf T. Schieder, Univ. Koeln (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4486:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IX
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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