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27 October 1999 Compensation for optical distortion in Fourier transform spectrometers
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A calibration method for determining and correcting the optical distortion in the spectral axis of a Fourier Transform spectrometer is proposed. In our method, a narrowband optical calibration source is used, and the resulting interferogram is treated as a sinusoid which is phase-modulated as a result of the optical distortion. A discrete-time quadrature demodulator is used to determine the phase modulation, and the distortion is then characterized using a third-order polynomial fit to this estimated phase. Correction of interferogram data is accomplished by resampling the discrete data onto a uniform grid in the predistortion space. Our method has been applied to calibration data from the Digital Array Scanned Interferometer (DASI), with excellent results.
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Daniel N. Harres, Daniel R. Fuhrmann, and William Hayden Smith "Compensation for optical distortion in Fourier transform spectrometers", Proc. SPIE 3753, Imaging Spectrometry V, (27 October 1999);

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