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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 18354–18360

Characterization of the stray light in a space borne atmospheric AOTF spectrometer

Oleg Korablev, Anna Fedorova, Eric Villard, Lilian Joly, Alexander Kiselev, Denis Belyaev, and Jean-Loup Bertaux  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 18354-18360 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.018354


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Abstract

Acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) spectrometers are being criticized for spectral leakage, distant side lobes of their spectral response function (SRF), or the stray light. SPICAM-IR is the AOTF spectrometer in the range of 1000-1700 nm with a resolving power of 1800-2200 operating on the Mars Express interplanetary probe. It is primarily dedicated to measurements of water vapor in the Martian atmosphere. SPICAM H2O retrievals are generally lower than simultaneous measurements with other instruments, the stray light suggested as a likely explanation. We report the results of laboratory measurements of water vapor in quantity characteristic for the Mars atmosphere (2-15 precipitable microns) with the Flight Spare model of SPICAM-IR. We simulated the measured spectra with HITRAN-based synthetic model, varying the water abundance, and the level of the stray light, and compared the results to the known amount of water in the cell. The retrieved level of the stray light, assumed uniformly spread over the spectral range, is below 1-1.3·10−4. The stray may be responsible for the underestimation of water abundance of up to 8%, or 0.6 pr. µm. The account for the stray light removes the bias completely; the overall accuracy to measure water vapor is ~0.2 pr. µm. We demonstrate that the AOTF spectrometer dependably measures the water abundance and can be employed as an atmospheric spectrometer.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric composition
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(010.0280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2013
Published: July 24, 2013

Citation
Oleg Korablev, Anna Fedorova, Eric Villard, Lilian Joly, Alexander Kiselev, Denis Belyaev, and Jean-Loup Bertaux, "Characterization of the stray light in a space borne atmospheric AOTF spectrometer," Opt. Express 21, 18354-18360 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-15-18354


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