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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 26, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1987
  • pp: 2817–2827

Optimization of a triple etalon interferometer

Wilbert R. Skinner, Paul B. Hays, and Vincent J. Abreu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 14, pp. 2817-2827 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.26.002817


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Abstract

The High Resolution Doppler Imager (HRDI) is a triple etalon Fabry-Perot interferometer designed to measure Doppler shifts of rotational lines in the O2 atmospheric system from the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite. These shifts are used to determine wind vectors in the stratosphere and mesosphere. This paper presents the techniques used to determine the gap thicknesses and reflectivities of the three etalons of the HRDI instrument. The spacings are found to be 1.000, 0.186, and 0.025 cm. These spacings are independent of the reflectivity of the etalons. The reflectivities of the three etalons should be nearly equal to minimize the errors in the wind measurement caused by mistuning of the etalons. The choice of the reflectivity does not strongly influence the statistical error in the wind error when the values are less than ~0.90.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 1986
Published: July 15, 1987

Citation
Wilbert R. Skinner, Paul B. Hays, and Vincent J. Abreu, "Optimization of a triple etalon interferometer," Appl. Opt. 26, 2817-2827 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-26-14-2817

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