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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Steven A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2817–2821

Signal-to-noise ratio trade-offs associated with coarsely sampled Fourier transform spectroscopy

Samuel T. Thurman and James R. Fienup  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2817-2821 (2007)

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We derive the spectral signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) trade-offs associated with coarsely sampled Fourier transform spectroscopy using a step-and-integrate measurement scheme. We show that there is no SNR penalty in the shot noise limit and a slight SNR benefit in the detector noise limit for the case of coarse sampling to achieve the same spectral resolution as a baseline Nyquist sampling scenario, where the total detector integration time is the same for both sampling cases.

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(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms

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Original Manuscript: March 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2007
Published: August 9, 2007

Samuel T. Thurman and James R. Fienup, "Signal-to-noise ratio trade-offs associated with coarsely sampled Fourier transform spectroscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 2817-2821 (2007)

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