Mid-infrared filters for astronomical and remote sensing instrumentation

  • Gary Hawkins, Richard Sherwood, Karim Djotni
  • September 2008, SPIE
  • DOI: 10.1117/12.796635

Infrared Filters for Astronomy

What is it about?

Interest in mid-infrared astronomy and remote sensing applications have been areas of progressive research in recent years

Why is it important?

As improvements to the optical design of spectrometer and radiometer instruments evolve with advances in detector sensitivity, use of focal plane detector arrays and innovations in adaptive optics for large high altitude telescopes, interest in mid-infrared astronomy and remote sensing applications have been areas of progressive research in recent years.

Perspectives

Dr Gary J Hawkins
University of Reading

In this paper we examine the design and fabrication of interference filters in instruments that utilize the mid-infrared atmospheric windows, together with a rationale for the selection of materials, deposition process, spectral measurements and assessment of environmental durability performance.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Gary J Hawkins and Mr Richard E Sherwood