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Characteristic evaluation of a near-infrared Fabry-Perot filter for the InfraRed Imaging Magnetograph (IRIM)
Author(s): Wenda Cao; Carsten J. Denker; Haimin Wang; J. Ma; M. Qu; Jinshan Wang; Philip R. Goode
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Paper Abstract

The InfraRed Imaging Magnetograph (IRIM) is a high temporal resolution, high spatial resolution, high spectral resolving power, and high magnetic sensitivity solar two-dimensional narrow-band spectro-polarimeter working in the near infrared from 1.0 μm to 1.7 μm at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO). It consists of an interference filter, a polarization analyzer, a birefringent filter, and a Fabry-Perot etalon. As the narrowest filter of IRIM, the infrared Fabry-Perot plays a very important role in achieving the narrow band transmission of ~ 10 pm and high throughput between 85% and 95% for the full wavelength range, maintaining wavelength tuning ability from 1.0 to 1.7 μm, and assuring stability and reliability. As the third of a series of publications describing IRIM, this paper outlines a set of methods to evaluate the near infrared Fabry-Perot etalon. Two-dimensional characteristic maps of the near infrared Fabry-Perot etalon, including the bandpass ▵λ, effective finesse Feff, peak transmission τmax, along with a free spectral range, flatness, roughness, and stability and repeatability were obtained with laboratory equipment. These measured results will benefit the optimization of IRIM design and observational mode of the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5171, Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (4 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.506429
Show Author Affiliations
Wenda Cao, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Yunnan Observatory, CAS (China)
Carsten J. Denker, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Haimin Wang, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
J. Ma, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
M. Qu, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Jinshan Wang, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Philip R. Goode, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5171:
Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics
Silvano Fineschi; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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