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Fabry-Perot spectrometer concept for satellite-based atmospheric observations in the far infrared
Author(s): Jan J. Wijnbergen; John P. Burrows; Kelly Van Chance; Wolfgang Schneider; Albrecht R. W. de Jonge
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Paper Abstract

A Fabry-Perot spectrometer concept suited for satellite observations of OH and other trace gases which emit in the far infrared region is presented. Long term observations can be accomplished by using high Tc detectors in conjunction with mechanical Stirling coolers which have been developed for space applications. In comparison with Fourier transform spectrometers and heterodyne devices the instrument is small, sensitive and robust. Its spectral resolution (in excess of 104) is shown to be sufficient to completely avoid spectral interference in OH observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1994
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2209, Space Optics 1994: Earth Observation and Astronomy, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185257
Show Author Affiliations
Jan J. Wijnbergen, Space Research Organization of the Netherlands (Netherlands)
John P. Burrows, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)
Kelly Van Chance, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Wolfgang Schneider, DLR/DFD (Germany)
Albrecht R. W. de Jonge, National Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2209:
Space Optics 1994: Earth Observation and Astronomy
Guy Cerutti-Maori; Philippe Roussel, Editor(s)

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