Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) tradeoffs associated with coarsely sampled step-and-integrate Fourier transform spectroscopy are derived. We show that there is no SNR penalty in the shot-noise limit for a fixed total detector integration time.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
S. T. Thurman and J. R. Fienup, " Signal-to-Noise Ratio Tradeoffs Associated with Coarsely Sampled Fourier Transform Spectroscopy," in Fourier Transform Spectroscopy/ Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FWA5.
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