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Performance comparison of an anamorphic spatial heterodyne spectrometer with conventional spectrometer
Author(s): Ian Powell; Pavel Cheben
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Paper Abstract

This article describes the modeling of the generic spatial heterodyne spectrometer, which resembles a somewhat modified Michelson interferometer. The power spectrum of the input source is determined by performing a one dimensional Fourier transform on the output intensity profile captured by a linear array detector. In order to illustrate the techniques employed in the modeling, an example of a heterodyne interferometer is developed and a comparison undertaken between its performance and that of a conventional spectrometer. Unlike the traditional FTIR system, the heterodyne spectrometer has the very desirable feature of having no moving components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6342, International Optical Design Conference 2006, 63422C (20 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692225
Show Author Affiliations
Ian Powell, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Pavel Cheben, National Research Council Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6342:
International Optical Design Conference 2006
G. Groot Gregory; Joseph M. Howard; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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