1 February 1994 Ground-based Fabry-Perot interferometry of the terrestrial nightglow with a bare charge-coupled device: remote field site deployment
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Optical Engineering, 33(2), (1994). doi:10.1117/12.155931
Abstract
The application of Fabry-Pérot interferometers (FPls) to the study of upper atmosphere thermodynamics has largely been restricted by the very low light levels in the terrestrial airglow as well as the limited range in wavelength of photomultiplier tube (PMT) technology. During the past decade, the development of the scientific grade charge-coupled device (CCD) has progressed to the stage in which this detector has become the logical replacement for the PMT. Small fast microcomputers have made it possible to "upgrade" our remote field sites with bare CCDs and not only retain the previous capabilities of the existing FPIs but expand the data coverage in both temporal and wavelength domains. The problems encountered and the solutions applied to the deployment of a bare CCD, with data acquisition and image reduction techniques, are discussed. Sample geophysical data determined from the FPI fringe profiles are shown for our stations at Peach Mountain, Michigan, and Watson Lake, Yukon Territory.
Rick J. Niciejewski, Timothy L. Killeen, Matthew Turnbull, "Ground-based Fabry-Perot interferometry of the terrestrial nightglow with a bare charge-coupled device: remote field site deployment," Optical Engineering 33(2), (1 February 1994). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.155931
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Charge-coupled devices

Airglow

Fabry–Perot interferometers

Interferometry

CCD image sensors

Detector development

Interferometers

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