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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 884–892

Design and fabrication of step mirrors used in space-modulated Fourier transform infrared spectrometer

Ying Zheng, Jingqiu Liang, and Zhongzhu Liang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 884-892 (2013)

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A model of miniaturized space-modulated Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) is given. The two step mirrors as the key components are designed and a lithography-electroplating technique used to fabricate the small step mirror is proposed. We analyze the effect of the experiment results resulted from fabricating technics on the recovery spectrum in theory, and demonstrate that the lithography-electroplating technique is an effective method to fabricate the step mirror, which make miniaturized FTIR realized. We believe that the performances of FTIR can be better realized by optimizing experimental conditions to make this fabricating method more attractive.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms

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Original Manuscript: August 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2012
Published: January 9, 2013

Ying Zheng, Jingqiu Liang, and Zhongzhu Liang, "Design and fabrication of step mirrors used in space-modulated Fourier transform infrared spectrometer," Opt. Express 21, 884-892 (2013)

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