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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1659–1663

A Moiré Fringe Method of Fabry-Perot Spectrometer Scanning

G. G. Shepherd and L. Paffrath  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 10, pp. 1659-1663 (1967)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.6.001659


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Abstract

An aperture system is described which executes a spectral scan for a Fabry-Perot spectrometer. Overlapping Fabry-Perot patterns produce straight-line moiré fringes; hence, a linear ruling placed over a Fabry-Perot pattern generates a second, displaced Fabry-Perot pattern, consisting of segments of the rings of the first pattern. The segmented rings expand or contract as the ruling is moved past the mask. The result is a wavelength scan, and the system can therefore be used as a Fabry-Perot spectrometer. The theory is developed, the results of a preliminary application described, and an indication of some possible applications given.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 1967
Published: October 1, 1967

Citation
G. G. Shepherd and L. Paffrath, "A Moiré Fringe Method of Fabry-Perot Spectrometer Scanning," Appl. Opt. 6, 1659-1663 (1967)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-6-10-1659


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