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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3631–3641

Stray light correction algorithm for multichannel hyperspectral spectrographs

M. E. Feinholz, S. J. Flora, S. W. Brown, Y. Zong, K. R. Lykke, M. A. Yarbrough, B. C. Johnson, and D. K. Clark  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 16, pp. 3631-3641 (2012)

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An algorithm is presented that corrects a multichannel fiber-coupled spectrograph for stray or scattered light within the system. The efficacy of the algorithm is evaluated based on a series of validation measurements of sources with different spectral distributions. This is the first application of a scattered-light correction algorithm to a multichannel hyperspectral spectrograph. The algorithm, based on characterization measurements using a tunable laser system, can be extended to correct for finite point-spread response in imaging systems.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(290.2648) Scattering : Stray light
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: January 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2012
Published: June 1, 2012

M. E. Feinholz, S. J. Flora, S. W. Brown, Y. Zong, K. R. Lykke, M. A. Yarbrough, B. C. Johnson, and D. K. Clark, "Stray light correction algorithm for multichannel hyperspectral spectrographs," Appl. Opt. 51, 3631-3641 (2012)

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