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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12628–12633

Multichannel Fourier-transform interferometry for fast signals

S. P. Heussler, H.O. Moser, S. M. Kalaiselvi, C. G. Quan, and C. J. Tay  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12628-12633 (2011)

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Multichannel Fourier transform interferometry to measure the spectrum of arbitrarily short pulses and of fast time-varying signals was achieved using a micro/nanomanufactured multimirror array. We describe the performance of a demonstrator FTIR that works in the mid-infrared (MIR) range of 700-1400 cm−1 and reaches a spectral resolution of 10 cm−1 taking into account apodization. Spectral measurements down to pulse lengths of 319 µs were carried out using a mechanical camera shutter. Arbitrarily short pulses are expected feasible provided the source can deliver enough photons to overcome the noise equivalent number of photons.

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OCIS Codes
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2011
Published: June 14, 2011

S. P. Heussler, H.O. Moser, S. M. Kalaiselvi, C. G. Quan, and C. J. Tay, "Multichannel Fourier-transform interferometry for fast signals," Opt. Express 19, 12628-12633 (2011)

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