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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1984
  • pp: 612–620

Doppler line profile analysis for a multichannel Fabry-Perot interferometer

Timothy L. Killeen and P. B. Hays  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 612-620 (1984)

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A new method of instrument calibration and data analysis is presented for single-etalon interferometric measurements of winds, temperatures, and emission line intensities. The technique has been developed for the multichannel Fabry-Perot interferometer on the Dynamics Explorer spacecraft. A numerical representation of the instrumental transfer function is used based on a truncated Fourier series with empirically determined coefficients. The numerical form is compared with the conventional analytic form. The Fourier coefficients describing the instrument function are generated at the wavelength of a stable He–Ne laser and are translated to other wavelengths using an interpolation technique for both phase and power. A quasi-linear least-squares fitting process involving matrices provides for a rapid and accurate data reduction.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 26, 1983
Published: February 15, 1984

Timothy L. Killeen and P. B. Hays, "Doppler line profile analysis for a multichannel Fabry-Perot interferometer," Appl. Opt. 23, 612-620 (1984)

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