A multi-optical-fiber array with charge-coupled device image detection for parallel processing of light signals and spectra

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Journal Article

We describe a new two-dimensional multioptical-fiber array (MOFA) with 144 elements, its use with charge-coupled device (CCD) image detection to perform parallel processing for light intensity measurements, and its use with a concave aspherical grating and CCD image detection to perform parallel processing for spectrometry. Each 2-m fiber extending from the MOFA is individually sheathed in a flexible, opaque cover. The light signals can be measured simultaneously with cross-talk ranging from 0.4% to 0.03% of the peak signal, depending upon configuration. We characterize the instrument in both the intensity and the spectrometric configurations, and present techniques for optimizing performance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Piccard, RD; Vo-Dinh, T

Published Date

  • December 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 584 - 594

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0034-6748

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.1142110

Citation Source

  • Scopus