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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 6923–6935

Multilaser Herriott cell for planetary tunable laser spectrometers

Christopher G. Tarsitano and Christopher R. Webster  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 28, pp. 6923-6935 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.006923


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Abstract

Geometric optics and matrix methods are used to mathematically model multilaser Herriott cells for tunable laser absorption spectrometers for planetary missions. The Herriott cells presented accommodate several laser sources that follow independent optical paths but probe a single gas cell. Strategically placed output holes located in the far mirrors of the Herriott cells reduce the size of the spectrometers. A four-channel Herriott cell configuration is presented for the specific application as the sample cell of the tunable laser spectrometer instrument selected for the sample analysis at Mars analytical suite on the 2009 Mars Science Laboratory mission.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2730) Geometric optics : Matrix methods in paraxial optics
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2007
Published: September 24, 2007

Citation
Christopher G. Tarsitano and Christopher R. Webster, "Multilaser Herriott cell for planetary tunable laser spectrometers," Appl. Opt. 46, 6923-6935 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-28-6923

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