1 November 1990 Use of computer simulation to characterize interferometer performance
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Computer simulation has become a useful tool in the design, testing, and evaluation of Michelson-type interferometric spectrometers. Although the general characteristics of these instruments can be evaluated using standard textbook algorithms1 ,2 it is difficult to estimate spectral accuracy for non-ideal instruments experiencing one or multiple operational perturbations. Relatively simple computer simulation techniques enable display of recovered spectra for both ideal and multiply-perturbed instruments, thereby affording the evaluator a preview of spectral accuracy as a function of the instrument's design and operating parameters.
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Paul E. Thurlow, Paul E. Thurlow, } "Use of computer simulation to characterize interferometer performance", Proc. SPIE 1334, Current Developments in Optical Engineering IV, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22837; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.22837

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