Frictionless mirror drive for intermediate resolution infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy

Year: 2006

Authors: Bianchini G., Castagnoli F., Pellegrini M., Palchetti L.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara CNR-IFAC, Via Panciatichi, 64, 50127 Florence, Italy

Abstract: A simple and compact parallelogram mirror drive based on flexure pivots suitable for intermediate resolution Fourier transform spectroscopy is presented. The system permits 12 mm of mirror translation with a residual tilt of less than ±0.4 mrad in the horizontal plane and ±0.2 mrad in the vertical plane. A system prototype was built and fully characterized for a Fourier transform spectrometer operating on a stratospheric balloon.

Journal/Review: INFRARED PHYSICS & TECHNOLOGY

Volume: 48 (3)      Pages from: 217  to: 222

KeyWords: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; Optical resolving power; Software prototyping; Upper atmosphere, Flexure pivots; Fourier transform spectroscopy; Mirror drive, Mirrors
DOI: 10.1016/j.infrared.2005.09.002

Citations: 2
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