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Image plane detector spectrophotometer - Application to O2 atmospheric band nightglowA new variety of low resolution spectrometer is described. This device, an image plane detector spectrophotometer, has high sensitivity and modest resolution sufficient to determine the rotational temperature and brightness of molecular band emissions. It uses an interference filter as a dispersive element and a multichannel image plane detector as the photon collecting device. The data analysis technqiue used to recover the temperature of the emitter and the emission brightness is presented. The atmospheric band of molecular oxygen is used to illustrate the use of the device.
Document ID
19880061286
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Luo, Mingzhao (Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Yee, Jeng-Hwa (Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Hays, Paul B. (Michigan, University Ann Arbor, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Applied Optics
Volume: 27
ISSN: 0003-6935
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-465
CONTRACT_GRANT: F19628-87-K-0039
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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