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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2009
  • pp: 764–766

Hyperspectral imaging using a microelectrical-mechanical-systems-based in-plane vibratory grating scanner with a single photodetector

Guangya Zhou, Kelvin K.L. Cheo, Yu Du, Fook Siong Chau, Hanhua Feng, and Qingxin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 6, pp. 764-766 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000764


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Abstract

We present a single-photodetector-based hyperspectral imaging system that utilizes a microelectrical-mechanical-systems-driven diffraction grating for fast spatial scanning and two synchronized steering mirrors for slow spectral scanning. This configuration allows high-speed scanning without degradation in optical performance resulting from dynamic non-rigid-body deformation of the platform. The proposed operational principle is demonstrated with a prototype device developed using silicon microfabrication technology. The proposed spectral imaging system has the potential to achieve low cost, small form factor, and high-speed operation.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2009
Published: March 6, 2009

Citation
Guangya Zhou, Kelvin K. L. Cheo, Yu Du, Fook Siong Chau, Hanhua Feng, and Qingxin Zhang, "Hyperspectral imaging using a microelectrical-mechanical-systems-based in-plane vibratory grating scanner with a single photodetector," Opt. Lett. 34, 764-766 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-6-764

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