# Method for determining and displaying the spacial distribution of a spectral pattern of received light

## Abstract

An imaging Fourier transform spectrometer is described having a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer providing a series of images to a focal plane array camera. The focal plane array camera is clocked to a multiple of zero crossing occurrences as caused by a moving mirror of the Fourier transform infrared spectrometer and as detected by a laser detector such that the frame capture rate of the focal plane array camera corresponds to a multiple of the zero crossing rate of the Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. The images are transmitted to a computer for processing such that representations of the images as viewed in the light of an arbitrary spectral ``fingerprint`` pattern can be displayed on a monitor or otherwise stored and manipulated by the computer. 2 figs.

- Inventors:

- Issue Date:

- Research Org.:
- University of California

- OSTI Identifier:
- 264552

- Patent Number(s):
- 5,539,518

- Application Number:
- PAN: 8-487,713

- Assignee:
- Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)

- DOE Contract Number:
- W-7405-ENG-48

- Resource Type:
- Patent

- Resource Relation:
- Other Information: PBD: 23 Jul 1996

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 40 CHEMISTRY; FOURIER TRANSFORM SPECTROMETERS; DESIGN; IMAGE PROCESSING; INFRARED SPECTROMETERS; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; DATA TRANSMISSION; PATTERN RECOGNITION

### Citation Formats

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Bennett, C L.
```*Method for determining and displaying the spacial distribution of a spectral pattern of received light*. United States: N. p., 1996.
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Bennett, C L.
```*Method for determining and displaying the spacial distribution of a spectral pattern of received light*. United States.

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"Method for determining and displaying the spacial distribution of a spectral pattern of received light". United States.
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title = {Method for determining and displaying the spacial distribution of a spectral pattern of received light},

author = {Bennett, C L},

abstractNote = {An imaging Fourier transform spectrometer is described having a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer providing a series of images to a focal plane array camera. The focal plane array camera is clocked to a multiple of zero crossing occurrences as caused by a moving mirror of the Fourier transform infrared spectrometer and as detected by a laser detector such that the frame capture rate of the focal plane array camera corresponds to a multiple of the zero crossing rate of the Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. The images are transmitted to a computer for processing such that representations of the images as viewed in the light of an arbitrary spectral ``fingerprint`` pattern can be displayed on a monitor or otherwise stored and manipulated by the computer. 2 figs.},

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place = {United States},

year = {1996},

month = {7}

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