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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 803–805

Microbolometer imaging spectrometer

William R. Johnson, Simon J. Hook, and Steven M. Shoen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 803-805 (2012)

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Newly developed, high-performance, long-wave- and mid-wave-IR Dyson spectrometers offer a compact, low-distortion, broadband, imaging spectrometer design. The design is further accentuated when coupled to microbolometer array technology. This novel coupling allows radiometric and spectral measurements of high-temperature targets. It also serves to be unique since it allows for the system to be aligned warm. This eliminates the need for cryogenic temperature cycling. Proof of concept results are shown for a spectrometer with a 7.5 to 12.0 μm spectral range and approximately 20 nm per spectral band (200 bands). Results presented in this Letter show performance for remote hot targets (>200°C) using an engineering grade spectrometer and IR commercial lens assembly.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6820) Imaging systems : Thermal imaging
(280.2470) Remote sensing and sensors : Flames
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(280.4991) Remote sensing and sensors : Passive remote sensing

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: October 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2012
Published: February 21, 2012

William R. Johnson, Simon J. Hook, and Steven M. Shoen, "Microbolometer imaging spectrometer," Opt. Lett. 37, 803-805 (2012)

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