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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — May. 24, 2010
  • pp: 11622–11649

Theoretical aspects of Fourier Transform Spectrometry and common path triangular interferometers

Alessandro Barducci, Donatella Guzzi, Cinzia Lastri, Paolo Marcoionni, Vanni Nardino, and Ivan Pippi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11622-11649 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.011622


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Abstract

Recent investigations have induced relevant advancements of imaging interferometry, which is becoming a viable option for Earth remote sensing. Various research programs have chosen the Sagnac configuration for new imaging interferometers. Due to the growing diffusion of this technique, we have developed a self-contained theory for describing the signal produced by triangular FTSs and its optimal processing. We investigate the relevant disadvantages of multiplexing, and compare dispersive with FTS instruments. The paper addresses some methods for correcting the phase error, and the non-unitary transformation performed by a Sagnac interferometer. The effect of noise on spectral estimations is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(280.4991) Remote sensing and sensors : Passive remote sensing

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: February 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2010
Published: May 18, 2010

Citation
Alessandro Barducci, Donatella Guzzi, Cinzia Lastri, Paolo Marcoionni, Vanni Nardino, and Ivan Pippi, "Theoretical aspects of Fourier Transform Spectrometry and common path triangular interferometers," Opt. Express 18, 11622-11649 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-11-11622


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