Line-shape distortions caused by the misalignment of the moving cube mirror in Fourier transform spectrometers have been described. A method of studying and correcting these distortions is presented. By using this method we can estimate the accuracy of the line position, which is especially important in high-resolution Fourier transform spectroscopy. The method is verified in simulations, and in practice it has been used to align the Oulu Fourier transform spectrometer.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 21, 1989
Published: January 1, 1992
Jyrki Kauppinen and Pekka Saarinen, "Line-shape distortions in misaligned cube corner interferometers," Appl. Opt. 31, 69-74 (1992)