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  • Vol. 68, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1978
  • pp: 915–919

Nonlinear processing of the interferogram in Fourier spectroscopy

C. H. F. Velzel  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 68, Issue 7, pp. 915-919 (1978)

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The transform method of Bennett and Rice is used to obtain the output spectrum of a nonlinearly processed interferogram. The interferogram of a multi-element spectrum is considered as band-limited Gaussian noise. The theory is applied to nonlinear processing in holographic Fourier spectroscopy and inverse Fourier spectroscopy and to digital processing in conventional Fourier spectroscopy.

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C. H. F. Velzel, "Nonlinear processing of the interferogram in Fourier spectroscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 915-919 (1978)

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