Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 10 (2015)

Wide-angle spectral imaging using a Fabry-Pérot interferometer

M. Strauch, I. L. Livshits, F. Bociort, H. P. Urbach


We show that wide-angle spectral imaging can be achieved with compact and cost-effective devices using Fabry-Pérot interferometers. Designs with a full field of view of 90°, in which the Fabry-Pérot interferometer is mounted either in front of an imaging lens system or behind a telecentric lens system, are presented and analysed. We show the dependency of the spectral resolution on the numerical aperture of the lens system and demonstrate its value as a design criterion.

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