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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2001
  • pp: 4501–4506

Midwave-infrared snapshot imaging spectrometer

Curtis E. Volin, John P. Garcia, Eustace L. Dereniak, Michael R. Descour, Tom Hamilton, and Robert McMillan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 25, pp. 4501-4506 (2001)

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We report results from a demonstration of a midwave-infrared, nonscanning, high-speed imaging spectrometer capable of simultaneously recording spatial and spectral data from a rapidly varying target scene. We demonstrated high-speed spectral imaging by collecting spectral and spatial snapshots of blackbody targets and combustion products. The instrument is based on computed tomography concepts and operates in a midwave-infrared band of 3.0–5.0 µm. We record raw images at a frame rate of 60 frames/s, using a 512 × 512 InSb focal-plane array. Reconstructed object cube estimates were sampled at 46 × 46 × 21 (x, y, λ) elements, or 0.1-µm spectral sampling. Reconstructions of several objects are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers

Original Manuscript: December 13, 2000
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2001
Published: September 1, 2001

Curtis E. Volin, John P. Garcia, Eustace L. Dereniak, Michael R. Descour, Tom Hamilton, and Robert McMillan, "Midwave-infrared snapshot imaging spectrometer," Appl. Opt. 40, 4501-4506 (2001)

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