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Compact electro-optic imaging Fourier transform spectrometer
Author(s): Tien-Hsin Chao
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Paper Abstract

JPL is developing an innovative compact, low mass, Electro-Optic Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (E-O IFTS) for hyperspectral imaging applications. The spectral region of this spectrometer will be 1 − 2.5 μm (1000 − 4000 cm-1) to allow high-resolution, high-speed hyperspectral imaging applications. The specific applications for NASA's missions will focus on the measurement of a large number of different atmospheric gases simultaneously in the same airmass. Due to the use of a combination of birefringent phase retarders and multiple achromatic phase switches to achieve phase delay, this spectrometer is capable of hyperspectral measurements similar to that of the conventional Fourier transform spectrometer but without any moving parts. In this paper, the principle of operations, system architecture and recent experimental progress will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6713, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments, 67130V (27 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737003
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Tien-Hsin Chao, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6713:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona, Editor(s)

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