Infrared filters and dichroics for the advanced along-track scanning radiometer

  • Roger Hunneman, Gary Hawkins
  • Applied Optics, October 1996, Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • DOI: 10.1364/ao.35.005524

Infrared Filters for AATSR

What is it about?

The design and manufacture of the band-defining filters and their associated dichroic beam splitter for the 11- and the 12 micron infrared channels of the advanced along-track scanning radiometer are described.

Why is it important?

The advanced along-track scanning radiometer (AATSR) instrument is a seven-channel visible–infrared radiometer that is due to be launched on the European Space Agency satellite, ENVISAT-1.

Perspectives

Dr Gary J Hawkins
University of Reading

We have demonstrated the use of a bandpass filter for simultaneously defining a spectral band and performing the function of a dichroic beam splitter with a minimum of polarization and angle of incidence effects.

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