AdvisorDereniak, Eustace L.
Committee ChairDereniak, Eustace L.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA temporally and spatially non-scanning imaging spectrometer covering two separate spectral bands in the visible region using computed tomographic imaging techniques is described. The computed tomographic techniques allow for the construction of a three-dimensional hyperspectral data cube (x, y, λ) from the two-dimensional input in a single frame time. A computer generated holographic dispersive grating is used to disperse the incoming light into several diffraction orders on a focal plane composed of interwoven pixels independently sensitive to the two bands of interest. Separating the input of the two spectral pixel types gives co-registered output between the two bands and overcomes the limitation of overlapping orders. The proof of concept in the visible is presented using a commercially available camera.The lessons learned from the visible system are applied to a dual infrared band imaging spectrometer. Utilizing recent developments in dual band infrared focal planes a dual band imaging spectrometer is designed covering portions of the MWIR and LWIR atmospheric transmission windows. The system design includes the evaluation of recent developments in dual band infrared focal planes, the design and evaluation of the computer generated holographic disperser, and the optical elements in the system.
Degree ProgramOptical Sciences