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.
© 1967 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 25, 1967
Published: October 1, 1967
G. G. Shepherd and L. Paffrath, "A Moiré Fringe Method of Fabry-Perot Spectrometer Scanning," Appl. Opt. 6, 1659-1663 (1967)