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Programmable Acousto-Optic Filter-A Device For Multispectral Optical Processing
Author(s): M. Gottlieb; J D Feichtner; J Conroy
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Paper Abstract

The tunable acousto-optic filter has been described principally in terms of its capabilities as a rapid access spectrometer, and work has been reported on its multispectral imaging properties as well. Such filters are well adapted to microcomputer interfacing for control functions and hybrid optical-electronic operation. One of the most significant features of the device is the ability to rapidly scan a large spectral range, for example, the entire visible in less than 100 TJseconds, or to randomly access any of a number of selected wavelengths either singly or simultaneously. Applications have been reported in such fields as astronomical imaging and fiber optic systems, as well as the more conventional spectroscopic applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1980
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0232, 1980 Intl Optical Computing Conf II, (22 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958869
Show Author Affiliations
M. Gottlieb, Westinghouse R&D Center (United States)
J D Feichtner, Westinghouse R&D Center (United States)
J Conroy, Westinghouse R&D Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0232:
1980 Intl Optical Computing Conf II
William T. Rhodes, Editor(s)

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