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Throughput advantage in imaging Fourier-transform spectrometers
Author(s): Michael R. Descour
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Paper Abstract

The throughput advantage associated with Fourier-transform spectrometers is examined in the context of imaging spectrometers. The imaging throughput advantage is found to be inversely proportional to the number of spatial- resolution elements in the image cube. That number is also known as the space-bandwidth product and indicates an imager's information-collection capability. In the limit of one spatial resolution element, the advantage expression derived here reduces to the formulation presented elsewhere in the literature. A simple expression for the imaging- throughput advantage is also derived for the case of diffraction-limited imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2819, Imaging Spectrometry II, (13 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258075
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Michael R. Descour, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2819:
Imaging Spectrometry II
Michael R. Descour; Jonathan Martin Mooney, Editor(s)

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