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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1999
  • pp: 844–846

Fourier-transform optical microsystems

S. D. Collins, R. L. Smith, C. González, K. P. Stewart, J. G. Hagopian, and J. M. Sirota  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 12, pp. 844-846 (1999)

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The design, fabrication, and initial characterization of a miniature single-pass Fourier-transform spectrometer (FTS) that has an optical bench that measures 1 cm×5 cm×10 cm is presented. The FTS is predicated on the classic Michelson interferometer design with a moving mirror. Precision translation of the mirror is accomplished by microfabrication of dovetailed bearing surfaces along single-crystal planes in silicon. Although it is miniaturized, the FTS maintains a relatively high spectral resolution, 0.1 cm-1 , with adequate optical throughput.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms

S. D. Collins, R. L. Smith, C. González, K. P. Stewart, J. G. Hagopian, and J. M. Sirota, "Fourier-transform optical microsystems," Opt. Lett. 24, 844-846 (1999)

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