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New concept for a highly compact imaging Fourier transform spectrometer
Author(s): Denis Simeoni
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Paper Abstract

From the functional analysis of the field-widened Michelson interferometer developed by A. Girard in 1970, this paper investigates the design of a new generation of interferometer with two input and output channels, combining the advantages of a simplified optical design with highly compact geometry and enhanced system performance. The optical design is characterized as follows: direct location of the interferometer in the front-end optics' focal plane, location of the fringes outside the interferometer (thereby directly over the detector plane), and optimization capability with a relatively low aperture number. The system-level performance of an on-board imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) based on such an interferometer is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1479, Surveillance Technologies, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44526
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Denis Simeoni, Aerospatiale (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1479:
Surveillance Technologies
Sankaran Gowrinathan; Raymond J. Mataloni Sr.; Stanley J. Schwartz, Editor(s)

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