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Tunable Fabry-Perot filter for imaging spectroscopy in the infrared
Author(s): Craig R. Schwarze; Julia R. Rentz; David L. Carlson; Robert M. Vaillancourt; George J. Genetti; James R. Engel
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Paper Abstract

We present a new hyperspectral imaging system for the long wave infrared (LWIR) based on a tunable first-order Fabry-Perot Scanning Spectrometer (FPSS). The FPSS operates over 8 O 12 micrometers with a spectral resolution of 1% of the wavelength. The FPSS has a 22 degree field of view and a spatial resolution of 0.11 degrees. The key components of the FPSS system are the collection optics, a tunable Fabry-Perot etalon, optical position sensors, a closed-loop positioning system, an uncooled microbolometer focal plane array, a digital frame grabber card, and a user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4574, Instrumentation for Air Pollution and Global Atmospheric Monitoring, (7 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455154
Show Author Affiliations
Craig R. Schwarze, OPTRA Inc. (United States)
Julia R. Rentz, OPTRA Inc. (United States)
David L. Carlson, OPTRA Inc. (United States)
Robert M. Vaillancourt, OPTRA Inc. (United States)
George J. Genetti, OPTRA Inc. (United States)
James R. Engel, OPTRA Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4574:
Instrumentation for Air Pollution and Global Atmospheric Monitoring
James O. Jensen; Robert L. Spellicy, Editor(s)

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