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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 9087–9096

Optical design of a coastal ocean imaging spectrometer

Pantazis Mouroulis, Robert O. Green, and Daniel W. Wilson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 9087-9096 (2008)

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We present an optical design for an airborne imaging spectrometer that addresses the unique constraints imposed by imaging the coastal ocean region. A fast (F/1.8) wide field system (36°) with minimum polarization dependence and high response uniformity is required, that covers the spectral range 350–1050 nm with 3 nm sampling. We show how these requirements can be achieved with a two-mirror telescope and a compact Dyson spectrometer utilizing a polarization-insensitive diffraction grating.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2008
Published: June 4, 2008

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Pantazis Mouroulis, Robert O. Green, and Daniel W. Wilson, "Optical design of a coastal ocean imaging spectrometer," Opt. Express 16, 9087-9096 (2008)

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