Small Fourier Transform Spectroscope Using an Integrated Prism-Scanning Interferometer
Abstract:This paper describes an integrated prism-scanning interferometer that consists of a sliding triangular prism with two mirror surfaces attached to a fixed triangular prism beamsplitter. This design eliminates the effect of ambient air and simplifies the alignment. It also halves the stage moving distance because the optical path difference is doubled as a result of both mirrors moving while the sliding prism is scanning. The volume of the interferometer is 2 cm3. We tested the basic operation. The resolution of 0.14 nm and the accuracy of 0.012 nm are obtained at the wavelength of 1525 nm. This interferometer is a significant step towards the realization of a field-use spectrometer based on Fourier transform spectroscopy.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2001
More about this publication?
- The Society publishes the internationally recognized, peer reviewed journal, Applied Spectroscopy, which is available both in print and online. Subscriptions are included with membership or can be purchased by institutional or corporate organizations. Abstracts may be viewed free of charge. Previously published as Bulletin (Society for Applied Spectroscopy)
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- Request copyrighted SAS materials
- Spectroscopic Nomenclature
- Focal Point (Open Access)
- ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites