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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1995
  • pp: 5268–5277

Multiplex Fabry–Perot interferometer: II. Laboratory prototype

Hilary E. Snell, William B. Cook, and Paul B. Hays  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 24, pp. 5268-5277 (1995)

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The Multiplex Fabry–Perot interferometer (MFPI) consists of a Fabry–Perot interferometer in which the étalon plate separation is changed over a large optical distance. Fourier transformation of the resultant interferogram allows one to treat the multiple reflections within the étalon cavity in a manner analogous to an array of Michelson-type interferometers. However, the scan distance required by the MFPI is much less than for a comparable Michelson. The design and construction of the MFPI are described. Solar absorption spectra measured with this instrument are compared with results from the FASCODE atmospheric model.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 10, 1994
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 1995
Published: August 20, 1995

Hilary E. Snell, William B. Cook, and Paul B. Hays, "Multiplex Fabry–Perot interferometer: II. Laboratory prototype," Appl. Opt. 34, 5268-5277 (1995)

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