A new very wide angle imaging spectrometer optical configuration which uses an all-reflecting Schmidt camera with a prism spectrometer to give a strip field of view is presented. Three complete systems (15°,8.5°,2.6° FOV), including fore optics and spectrometer optics, were designed. These slit fields of view are pushbroomed across object space to create a 2-D image. The performance of each near diffraction-limited system and optical prescriptions is detailed. An all-reflecting Schmidt camera fore-optics system with a 60° field of view is also given.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 14, 1982
Published: April 15, 1983
J. B. Breckinridge, N. A. Page, R. R. Shannon, and J. M. Rodgers, "Reflecting Schmidt imaging spectrometers," Appl. Opt. 22, 1175-1180 (1983)